When Henry Benson, a high-profile criminal lawyer known for his unsavory clients, recruits Tug to take over a multimillion-dollar lawsuit representing a tragically brain injured child, his instructions are clear: get us out of it; there is no case. Yet the moment Tug meets the disabled but gallant little Suzy and her beautiful, resourceful mother June, all bets are off. When his passionate commitment to Suzy’s case thrusts him into a surreal, often violent sideshow, the ensuing danger only sharpens his obsession with learning what really happened to Suzy in a Brooklyn hospital. Did she suffer from an unpreventable complication from her sickle cell crisis that caused her devastating brain injury? Or, did something else happen . . .

Suzy’s Case, Tug Wyler & Me

Prosecutors and criminal attorneys abound in the mystery world, but rarely have readers been thrust headlong into the high-stakes arena of personal injury law. So I thought debuting with a medical malpractice thriller in which a little girl clutches for life would capture reader interest. Thankfully, it did.

Anyone, in the space of a heartbeat, can—without warning—find himself damaged in devastating ways. None of us expects this, and therefore no one’s ever prepared for it. The main plot in Suzy’s Case, chronicles an instance when the victim is a little girl whose future had been filled with tremendous promise. With little Suzy Williams I wanted to put a human face on a reality I know so well from my daily working life: the intensity of the experience of personal injury victims and their families. As illustrated in Suzy’s Case, such stories are about the human spirit—not just about lawyers, doctors, big resistant insurance companies and the almighty dollar.

I’ve spent my entire legal career working on behalf of personal injury victims and their families. I know committed attorneys like myself—and like Tug Wyler—fight long and hard to achieve justice for victims of catastrophic injury. There are no gimmees—its trench work when it comes to revealing the buried truth.

At the center of Suzy’s Case lies the rush to cover up genuine wrongs.