After the release by Savant Books of my Hawaiian thriller, Kanaka Blues, with its backdrop of Hawaiian sovereignty, I have gone back to my roots.  Manifest Intent, my second Savant work, is set in the world of lawyers and law firms, which has been my world for over twenty-seven years.  John Grisham and Scott Turow may have invented the legal thriller genre, or at least popularized it wildly, but the legal world, with its own rules and language, is a natural for mysteries.  I hope Manifest Intent, in addition to entertaining, also provides a little insight into that world beyond the exaggerations we so often see on television and the movies. 

Mike Farris
Author of Kanaka Blues and Manifest Intent