An FBI agent shoots and kills a black boy during a gang raid gone bad. The politically ambitious Dallas district attorney indicts the agent for manslaughter and turns the case into a cause. The agent begs Federal District Judge A. Scott Fenney to defend her, but that would require he resign his lifetime appointment to the federal bench. He can’t.

But he must.

Dear Friends, 

TRIBES, the fourth A. Scott Fenney novel, is now on sale in e-book format.  I’m working on a print edition, but with COVID it’s a brave new world.  I’ll keep you posted.  Links to the e-book sites are below.  I hope you enjoy reading the book as much as I enjoyed writing the book.  And my apologies for the long delay between books; these are trying times. 

 I hope you are well and safe.


With my best wishes to all,


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End of Days

Buckle up, boys and girls, it’s going to be a bumpy ride. I think you will enjoy it. I guarantee you will not expect it.

END OF DAYS (Con Law II), the second book in the Professor John Bookman series, is now on sale in e-book on Amazon, Nook, Kobo, and iBooks throughout the world. The links below will take you directly to the sites.

This book will not be published in print editions. The new economics of the book business have changed the publishing landscape forever. The upside is that the e-book can be sold at a much lower price than print because the costs of production and distribution are avoided.

I hope you enjoy reading the book as much as I enjoyed writing it. I look forward to hearing from each of you.

Happy Holidays and best wishes for 2018.

Best regards,


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Print Editions Available for Preorder Now

THE CASE AGAINST WILLIAM will be published by Little Brown UK in paperback on 22 September and THE ABSENCE OF GUILT will be published in hardback and trade paperback on 6 October.

The books are available for pre-order now.  Click on the links below.

For USA/Canada readers:

THE CASE AGAINST WILLIAM at the with free shipping to US/CANADA


THE ABSENCE OF GUILT at the with free shipping to US/CANADA

Hardback or Trade Paperback

For readers everywhere else in the world:

Both books may be pre-ordered at your local bookstore or online at these sites:

Absence of Guilt

Amazon UK
Amazon France
Amazon Italy
Amazon Germany
Amazon Spain
Amazon Japan
Book Depository (Hardback)
Book Depository (Trade Paperback)

The Case Against William

Amazon UK
Amazon France
Amazon Spain
Book Depository

As the books come on line in other countries, I’ll post the links. Thanks for your patience waiting for the print editions.  Hope you enjoy reading the books as much as I enjoyed writing them.

The Absence of Guilt

The Absence of GuiltAn ISIS attack on America is narrowly averted when the FBI uncovers a plot to detonate a weapon of mass destruction in Cowboys Stadium during the Super Bowl. A federal grand jury indicts twenty-four co-conspirators, including the most dangerous man in Dallas, Omar al Mustafa. He is a notorious and charismatic Muslim cleric known for his incendiary anti-American diatribes on YouTube and Fox News. His mosque is a veritable breeding ground for Islamic jihadists. His arrest is greeted with cheers around the world and relief at home. The plot was thwarted, the terrorists are in jail, and the Super Bowl is safe. The president goes on national television and proclaims: “We won!”

There is only one problem: there is no evidence against Mustafa. That problem falls to the presiding judge, newly appointed U.S. District Judge A. Scott Fenney. If Mustafa is innocent, Scott must set the most dangerous man in Dallas free. But does the absence of guilt mean Mustafa is innocent? And if he is innocent, who is guilty?

The Super Bowl is just three weeks away. And the game clock is ticking.


Dear Readers,

Back in the late 1980s, while I was a young partner in a large Dallas law firm, I met a terrorist.  I didn’t know it at the time.  At a senior partner’s request, I met with a potential client who wanted to invest $100 million in U.S. real estate.  He was an older Arab gentleman.  When I asked for his contact details, he gave me several locations in London and Europe; and then he said, “But there are times when I will be unavailable as I will be in the desert of Libya with Muammar Gaddafi.”  I asked what he did for Gaddafi.  “Consult.”  On what?  “Construction.”  Of what?  “Projects.”  He declined to be more specific.  After escorting him to the elevators, I went to the senior partner and convinced him that the firm didn’t need this client.  We declined to represent him.  End of story.

Or so I thought.

About a year later, I read an article in a national news magazine that reported of his death—and that he was the man who had built Gaddafi’s chemical weapons plant.  Sarin was reportedly produced at that plant.  Twenty-five years later, ISIS captured Libya’s cache of sarin.

I met the man who made that possible.

Eighteen months ago when I started writing this book, I had no idea that today ISIS would be the threat it is to the world.  I researched the group and its goals, beliefs, motivations, and methods extensively.  I did not make up that part of the story.

I hope you enjoy reading the book as much as I enjoyed writing it.  The book was supposed to be out six months ago, but I had some medical issues to deal with; so I fell behind schedule.  Because of the timing—the rise of ISIS, presidential politics, and the Super Bowl—I felt that the book needed to be made available as soon as possible.  So it is currently available only in e-book.  If I waited on print, it would not be out for a year.  I will keep you updated on a print edition.

Best wishes for 2016.

Mark Gimenez
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