Chicago, 1987

A drug lord bent on seizing control of the city’s heroin trade.

Two police detectives racing to stop a drug war.

A former soldier on a mission of vengeance.

Their paths are about to explosively converge.



A stunning debut, David Rabin’s In Danger of Judgment is an engrossing page-turner. . . . cinematic and wildly compelling. . . . ‘unputdownable’. . .
IndieReader (IR Approved, 5 Stars)
A sharply defined, engrossing cast elevates this crime caper.
—Kirkus Reviews
A well-crafted gangland crime thriller with a fascinating military subplot and a deliciously mysterious villain.
[A] brilliant book that blends exciting action with fascinating characters.
—Readers’ Favorite (5 Stars)
David Rabin’s first novel is just about as captivating as a thriller gets. . . . Lovers of history, war history and crime novels will be fully entranced by In Danger of Judgment.
—Windy City Reviews
As a new voice in the thriller genre, author David Rabin delivers a debut stand-out with In Danger of Judgment. . . . [it] provides plenty of action, making this a rousing success for David Rabin.
—Novels Alive (5 Stars)
OMG! You have to read this book! I can’t wait to read more from David Rabin.
—I Read What You Write!

Rabin explodes out of the gate with his debut thriller, as well-executed as the best in Ludlum’s Bourne series.
—Author David Shawn Klein

In Danger of Judgment is one of the year’s top military thrillers.
— (2022 Book Awards Finalist — Military Thriller)

It’s First Blood meets The Usual Suspects. If you enjoyed The French Connection and the Jack Reacher series, you’ll love In Danger of Judgment.
—Author Jeffrey James Higgins

This is a fabulous debut novel from an author who is destined to make his mark on crime fiction writing.
—Author A.J. McCarthy
A breathtaking plot that left me compulsively turning pages. Fans of Barry Eisler, Stephen Hunter, and David Baldacci will enjoy Rabin’s fast-paced plot.
—Author Jill Caugherty


DAVID RABIN was born in Chicago and raised in its Lakeview neighborhood. He later moved to Atlanta, where he worked as a trial lawyer for thirty-three years. Now retired, he writes fiction, runs a competitive shooting program, and competes in rifle sports, including the discipline of Highpower Rifle, in which he holds two High Master classifications. He belongs to the Atlanta Writers Club, the Chicago Writers Association, International Thriller Writers, and Sisters in Crime. He and his wife, a former clinical social worker, have two grown sons. In Danger of Judgment is his first novel. 

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