New Fiction Thriller CORNERED is Released
The disturbing reality of young women being victimized as sex slaves still thrives today as crime rings are difficult for police to bust. These "professional criminals" often know as much about police procedures as the detectives.
Haunted by the memory of a kidnapping case turned deadly, Detective Matt Brady struggles to solve the disappearances of seven young women in Temple, Texas. He quickly finds himself pitted against a criminal organization that knows the investigative process all too well - an organization that will do whatever it takes to stay one step ahead of him. His troubles are compounded when a veterinarian injects herself into the investigation and is targeted to become victim number eight. When he tries to protect her, he finds himself in the crosshairs of a professional cop killer. Can Brady solve the case in time to save his new love, or will this investigation be the death of them both?
With nail-biting suspense reminiscent of your favorite Criminal Minds episode, Cornered dives into the dark world of human trafficking and criminal investigation while exploring just how far one man will go to stop history from repeating itself. Personal and professional relationships entangle while brilliant twists and turns keep readers guessing until the very end.
Brenham adds a sense of rawness to his writing that comes from having served as a law enforcement officer and then criminal defense attorney for twenty-seven years. The setting of Cornered is notably personal to him, as it is the same city he served as a police officer for much of his career.
"The things I saw and the types of cases I dealt with as a detective, prosecutor, and criminal defense attorney, helped me craft Cornered with a certain dose of reality," says Brenham. "This, combined with the relevancy of organized crime in the news and universal human experiences like greed, revenge, and guilt, make the story truly chilling."