Submitted by Brandon McGill:
Lake Forest High School graduate Elizabeth Cain Diskin, (class of 1987) has just published her first novel, The Green Line, writing under E.C. Diskin (Wells Street Press). In this fast-paced legal thriller, Abby Donovan, an associate at a prestigious Chicago law firm, mistakenly boards the wrong train and endures a terrifying night on the west side. Donovan is compelled to investigate what she sees, though doing so risks not only her career, but her life. From the rough streets of the west side to the estates of the North Shore, The Green Line is a terrifying ride through the best and worst of Chicago.
In creating the story, Diskin, a former Chicago attorney, drew upon her own experiences in the city, her research into a little-known, often-used, and widely-abused legal maneuver, and decades of Chicago corruption scandals. She was aiming to write a story that would not only entertain, but bring greater awareness to a disturbing component of our criminal justice system. Recently, the maneuver at issue in The Green Line received widespread attention when The New Yorker published an expose on the issue (Taken, by Sarah Stillman), leading to more coverage on NPR and other national news outlets. Diskin is hopeful all this attention will bring about some positive legal changes.
Meanwhile, the Chicago-based legal thriller has been gathering great momentum and glowing reviews. The Green Line is available in paperback ($13.95) and e-book ($4.99) through all major booksellers. (Wells St Press, ISBN 9780988890602). Visit www.ecdiskin.com