Brian Lutterman


Brian Lutterman is the author of Downfall, which launched the Pen Wilkinson series and is described by Mystery Gazette as
“. . .an exhilarating action-packed financial thriller . . .”


His other books include Windfall, Freefall, Nightfall, and Deadfall, the highly-praised sequels to Downfall, and Bound to Die, a Minnesota Book Award runner-up.


His fourth book in the Wilkinson series, Nightfall, was named 2019 runner-up for Minnesota’s best indie adult novel in the
Minnesota Library Association’s annual competition.


Lutterman, a former trial and corporate
attorney, lives with his family in the Twin Cities. 

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Attorney Pen Wilkinson goes undercover at a defense contractor to investigate murder of a young woman, but as the company's security net closes in on her, she discovers a massive espionage ring, selling top-secret technology to rogue nations. Pen works frantically to learn the identity of the thieves, and of the young woman's killer, before she meets the same fate.


Paraplegic young attorney Pen Wilkinson, fired from her job, alone, and dodging attempts on her life, uncovers a string of sophisticated, deadly corporate sabotage incidents. Her search for the unseen saboteurs who destroyed her life takes her across the country, reaching a terrifying climax, as she finally confronts the real force behind the plot called Downfall.


Young prosecutor Pen Wilkinson prepares to bring a corrupt congressman to justice in the first big trial of her career, only to find that her star witness has vanished. She searches frantically for the witness, uncovering a massive web of corporate and political crime, and at the same time is blindsided by an even bigger challenge: clearing her boyfriend of a murder charge.


Attorney Pen Wilkinson takes on Russian hackers and deadly mercenaries as she searches for her missing nephew, a computer prodigy who holds the key to preventing a cyber disaster that could send the world economy into . . . Freefall.


Attorney Pen Wilkinson, investigating the murder of a candidate for Minnesota governor, unravels the secret of a thirty-year-old police shooting of a civil rights leader and uncovers a horrifying secret plan to ignite racial violence.

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