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Before I began my career as a Miami prosecutor, an unthinkable tragedy befell the family of a close friend whose sibling had been diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic. While in the throes of a psychotic delusion, a horrific crime was committed, and in a fragile instant, lives were forever tragically changed. My friend’s heartbreaking story haunted me for years, inspiring me to write the ultimate psychological thriller: Plea of Insanity.

Some fear madness. Others choose it…

Julia Vacanti is a young, ambitious Miami prosecutor who can hold her own in a courtroom full of good old boys. Assigned to a hectic trial division with an ornery, sexist judge, just getting through the day can be a challenge. When she’s asked by the Assistant Division Chief of Major Crimes to second chair a murder case that could make or break her career, she doesn’t hesitate to jump on board.

The defendant is a successful surgeon. The victims are his wife and small children. The plea is Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity. The perfect father and husband, David Marquette seemingly just snapped one night. Or did he? His defense team claims schizophrenic delusions drove him to slaughter his whole family. But the state suspects Marquette’s insanity defense to be the carefully fabricated work of a deviant psychopath, crafted to disguise murders that were calculated and cold-blooded. 

If convicted, Marquette faces the ultimate penalty--death. If found insane, he could walk free. To bring a killer to justice, Julia will have to venture into the mind of madness herself, embarking on a journey into her own past – something she has struggled for to forget for fifteen years. And this will lead her to confront a future so chilling, she’s not sure she will ever be able to face it…

Plea of Insanity Journey into the Mind of Madness Book Tour.
More Dates/Locations to be added soon!

Monday, June 22 -- Tallahassee
7:00PM Barnes & Noble
Talk & Signing 2415 N. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32303

Thursday, June 25 -- Houston
6:30PM Murder by the Book
Talk & Signing, 2342 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005

Monday, June 29 -- Phoenix
7:00PM Poisoned Pen
Talk & Signing, 4014 N Goldwater Suite 110
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Tuesday, August 4 - San Francisco
7:00PM M is for Mystery Bookstore
86 East 3rd Avenue
San Mateo, CA


Tuesday, June 23 -- New Orleans
7:00PM Borders
Talk & Signing, 3338 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70115

Sunday, June 28 -- Tucson
2:30PM Clues Unlimited
Talk & Signing 123 S Eastbourne
Tucson, AZ 85716

Tuesday, June 30 -- Los Angeles
7:00PM The Mystery Bookstore
Booksigning, 1036-C Broxton Ave.
Los Angeles, CA  90024
310-209-0415 or 800-821-9017


  I now have a blog for the Journey Into the Mind of Madness Summer Book Tour. Click here to read my blog.  
  "Plea of Insanity confirms Jilliane Hoffman as a major thriller-writing talent at the peak of her powers."  
Copyright © 2007 Jilliane Hoffman  All Rights Reserved.
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