Christopher Edward Burris has been a trial lawyer for more than forty years. He began his career as an assistant prosecutor and tried his first murder case when he was twenty-six. Since moving to the side of the angels to practice criminal defense, Burris has defended over sixty murder cases. Burris lives with his family in the Great Pacific Northwest, and is the author of A Question of Ethics. His new novel, Murder Under the Bus, offers another glimpse into moral bankruptcy.
Titles by Christopher Edward Burris
Murder Under the Bus
Released: May 2023
Matthew Byrnes will go to any lengths to defend a client. His new partner, Isabella Charlotte Ewing, called “Ice,” is cold, calculating, and ruthless. They are the criminal defense power firm in Winston.
When the business partner of auto dealer Henry “Big Hank” Williams is found dead in Pioneer Park, Williams is charged with murder. Byrnes and Ewing, now estranged, fight for control of the defense in the high-profile case. There can only be one winner. But at what expense to the client, and who goes under the bus?
A Question of Ethics
Charles Brogan is a highly successful criminal defense lawyer who sets his own rules and pushes ethical boundaries to their limits. He is self-centered, narcissistic, and morally bankrupt. Brogan’s world changes when he begins an affair with Jessica Martin, the wife of his client, successful real estate developer “Wild Bill” Martin, who is accused of assaulting Jessica in a domestic violence case. When Jessica turns up dead, Wild Bill is charged with her murder and retains Brogan to represent him, plunging Brogan deeply into unethical waters with his own dark secrets.