As a trial lawyer, Jack Bunker has ridden the legal rails from a large international firm, to solo practice, to the U.S. Department of Justice, to a two-year stint as a legal editor with Thomson Reuters in Dubai. He has the distinction of having both clerked for former Chief Judge Boyce F. Martin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and played scout team tight end for Bobby Bowden’s Florida State Seminoles. Jack received his law degree from St. John’s University in New York, and is (or has been) a member of the bars of New York, California, Georgia and the District of Columbia, as well as the Virginia Cattlemen’s Association. He splits his time between the home he shares in Northern Virginia with his wife and four children and their family farm in Virginia’s breathtaking Bluegrass Valley. He’s the author of TRUE GRIFT… a shrewd, darkly-funny, wildly unpredictable crime novel that evokes the very best of Elmore Leonard, John Grisham, and Carl Hiaasen.
A bankrupt lawyer and a greedy insurance adjuster concoct a simple personal injury scam that goes violently wrong. It's a wild tale that's equal parts Elmore Leonard, John Grisham and Carl Hiaasen at their very best.
The audiobook edition of the novel, read by Harry Dyson
Jack Bunker proves himself to be a gifted and witty author who knows the law and how the "system" can be manipulated.
Jack Bunker displays an effortless, vivid writing style reminiscent of Elmore Leonard with the satirical spin of Carl Hiaasen. The dialogue is brisk, quick and witty, the situations outrageous but nonetheless believable, and the plotting air tight. The scam-gone-awry with murderous consequences may be hell for the shyster, but ‘True Grift’ is heaven for the readers.
Bunker impressively avoids most of the pitfalls of first time authors. There are unmistakable echoes of Carl Hiaasen in this debut work, along with liberal doses of Elmore Leonard and Donald E. Westlake. Like these established masters Bunker knows how much fun it is to watch the best laid plans of desperate, dishonest people go wrong while taking the reader along for the ride. If TRUE GRIFT is any indication, Jack Bunker is on his way to a successful second career in crime fiction