Jack Hilliard is a 35-year-old assistant DA who appears to have it all: intelligence, good looks, a great job, and a solid marriage with his wife, Claire. But Jack finds himself at a crossroads in his life when, on the same night his boss announces his resignation as DA, Jack's subterranean flirtation with his enigmatic lawyer friend Jenny bubbles to the surface. Jack soon learns how easy it is to compromise his values and comfortable life for ambition and desire. Despite Claire's counsel to stand by his beliefs, Jack misrepresents his position on the death penalty to secure the top spot at the DA's office. As the pressures of the campaign mount, he struggles to deny his growing obsession with Jenny, who supports his ambitions at whatever cost. When Jenny is charged with a heinous crime, and Jack is the only one who can prove her innocence, he must make a Hobson's choice: save Jenny by speaking out, or save his marriage and career by remaining silent.
Julie Compton was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and is a graduate of Washington University School of Law. She most recently worked as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice in Delaware, where she worked on some of the largest corporate bankruptcies in the nation. She now lives in Florida with her husband and two daughters. Tell No Lies is her first novel.