Duncan Cochrane is set on being the next governor of Illinois until his daughter is murdered six weeks before the election. Then the candidate can only focus on finding her killer.
As the police investigation follows a trio of unlikely leads, Duncan realizes that his best shot at justice is the bully pulpit of the campaign trail, so he returns to the race and makes crime-fighting his mantra.
Soon he discovers that his own ambitions may have caused her death, yet by then he knows that he must win the election or risk political and personal failure. They Tell Me You Are Wicked is the first in a trio of novels detailing Duncan's rise to prominence and the personal cost of his public ambitions.