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Author Millhollin to sign books in Corning

Published: Friday, July 18, 2014 11:42 a.m. CST

CORNING — J.B. (Jeff) Millhollin, retired regional attorney, will be in Corning 9:30 a.m. until noon July 25 in the lobby of the Corning Opera House for a book signing. Millhollin has published three books.

“Brakus,” the first of a series, offers an interesting twist to crime fiction. With a Monk meets Leverage flair, Brakus is no ordinary jewelry thief. He can pick a lock, crack a safe, and foil any security system. He is quirky and a card-carrying sufferer of OCD.

“Brakus goes to great lengths to satisfy the irrational and superstitious needs of his fragile psyche,” Millhollin said. “Whether that means crossing a bridge repeatedly until he recites the Hail Mary properly or avoiding all the seams between the tiles in his motel bathroom, Brakus is at the mercy of his compulsions.

The second book in the series, “Everything He Touched,” will be out in early August.

His third book, “An Absence of Ethics,” is a stand-alone. It is the story of Rosa Norway, a young attorney who moved upward through the ranks of legions of attorneys practicing in Nashville until she became one of the premier criminal attorneys in the city. But she crossed the line and suddenly found herself on the cusp of losing everything, when she found herself involved in a quickly developed relationship with John Hampton, the criminal court judge presiding over a pending case of manslaughter involving her client. She had one person she felt she could trust. Unfortunately, he was the cop that was investigating her client and a number of ethical and legal violations, some of which directly involved her. The story culminates in a most unexpected conclusion.

Millhollin will have both “Brakus” and “An Absence of Ethics” available at the signing. Purchase either or both of the books currently available, have them autographed or just stop by for a cup of coffee and visit with the author.

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