Book trailer: Fresh Start: A 3J Mystery, Book 1 by Mark Shaiken

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A secret family legacy becomes a ticking time bomb …

Skyscraper developer, Quincy Witherman, has continued his family’s two-hundred-year practice of hiding assets in Switzerland. Now, needing protection from his creditors, he hires Kansas City bankruptcy lawyer Josephina Jillian Jones – 3J – but fails to disclose the Swiss assets to 3J, his bankers, the IRS, and the bankruptcy court … all felonies.

3J knows in her gut that something is wrong. So does Witherman’s banker, Stacy Milnes. 

Will anyone catch him?


Mark lives with his wife Loren and their dog Emily in Denver, Colorado. He hails from Queens, New York; New Hyde Park, New York; New Haven, Connecticut; Haverford, Pennsylvania; Topeka, Kansas; Manhattan, Kansas; Wamego, Kansas; Houston, Texas; Havertown, Pennsylvania; Kansas City, Missouri; and Fairway, Kansas. He schooled at Haverford College and Washburn University, and practiced commercial bankruptcy law for decades before switching to a writing career. He is the author of “And . . Just Like That – essays on a life before, during, and after the law” and his new book, “Fresh Start,” a legal mystery. Connect with Mark at 

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