1400 Gables Ct #103 Plano, TX 75075
5601 Bridge Street, #300, Ft. Worth, TX 76112

In The Counsel of the Wicked

Riveting Legal Mystery Novel

A South American pharmaceuticals company owned by powerful and wealthy consortium of businessmen begins manufacture of a revolutionary drug, which it dubs “PZT.” Although the drug has miraculous “breakthrough” medicinal uses, it will mutate over time into a highly addictive and deadly killer. Rowalter retains a young, ambitious Dallas trial attorney named Dane Ingersoll to circumvent the snags in the FDA regulatory process and gain quick approval to market the drug. Unbeknownst to Ingersoll, however, Rowalter begins to secretly introduce PZT into the U.S. market. Its strategy is to get influential people to use and speak well of the drug, so that the FDA will feel inexorable pressure to quickly approve its use. Attorney Ingersoll becomes aware of serious problems with PZT, and quietly plans to drop Rowalter as a client. Rowalter, realizing this, exerts horrendous pressure against Ingersoll and his family, using every means at its disposal. Ingersoll enlists the help of the FBI, and even his own private investigators to get to the bottom of things. Ultimately, Ingersoll, aided by his ex-high school flame Jenny Pemberton, squares off against his own client. In the end, Rowalter’s misdeeds are brought to light, but in a manner you won’t expect!

About the Author

Richard (“Ric”) Armstrong has practiced trial law for over thirty-six years in state and federal courts throughout Texas and the United States. He has tried cases ranging from murder and drug dealing, to theft of trade secrets and breach of employment contracts for top corporate executives. A recognized authority in the arena of unfair business competition, he has spoken to groups of several hundred lawyers and judges on this and related topics. He has had national television exposure, breaking stories featured on the TODAY show and NIGHTLINE, and written major op-ed pieces for the Dallas Morning News. His professional articles have received wide circulation and are quoted in judicial opinions. Mr. Armstrong enjoys writing, speaking, golf and spending time with his grandson. He resides in Garland, Texas with his wife of 40 years, Mary.

Latest Posts


Armstrong The Law Firm, P.C.
Plano Location
1400 Gables Ct #103
Plano, TX 75075

Fort Worth Location (By Appointment Only)
5601 Bridge Street, Ste. 300
Ft. Worth, Texas 76112

Phone: (972) 424-5297