Hostile Witness
Leigh Adams

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Narrated By: Suzanne Elise Freeman

Duration: 8 hours and 13 minutes

What to expect

The first installment in the new Kate Ford mystery series by debut author Leigh Adams

When single mom and computer security specialist Kate Ford is suddenly and mysteriously put on administrative leave, she finds herself drawn into the drama of a lurid kidnapping case with ties to her company. Kate has enough on her plate dealing with a condition that leaves her extra-sensitive to stimuli, but the case is too juicy to leave untouched.

But what begins as simple curiosity quickly leads her to the country’s darkest corners of power and leaves her and her family the target of a ruthless network of war profiteers, who will stop at nothing to protect their billion-dollar interests in Hostile Witness, the first in this sharp and engaging series.


Crime and mystery: women sleuths, Political / legal thriller

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“Fast-paced and filled with danger and mystery, Hostile Witness features a feisty heroine named Kate who doesn’t give up without a fight.”

Julia Keller, Pulitzer Prize–winning author

“With Hostile Witness, Leigh Adams introduces us to Kate Ford, who combines high-tech savvy with shoe-leather sleuthing to crack what only appears to be an open-and-shut case. Fast-paced and compelling, with sly touches of humor, Hostile Witness leaves the reader eager to see what’s next for Kate.”

Gwen Florio, Pulitzer Prize–nominated journalist

“This unusual series launch from Adams combines cozy prose with a thriller plot…Adams provides a tantalizing glimpse into a murky world where cybercrime, politics, and murder go hand in hand.”

Publishers Weekly

“Strong pacing makes this an engaging debut.”


“Debut author Leigh introduces a feisty tech-savvy protagonist with unusual medical problems (she’s extremely sensitive to sensory stimuli) and family troubles. Government corruption cases are always complicated. Aficionados of conspiracy plots will enjoy this launch.”