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New book by Pinedale residents John LaBuda and William Dale Wilkinson, III (Trey).
Book signing for ‘Right to Counsel’ August 17
New book by John LaBuda and Trey Wilkinson
July 29, 2016

Pinedale residents John LaBuda and William Dale Wilkinson, III (Trey) have co-authored a new book entitled, "Right to Counsel." The book is a murder mystery based in Pinedale, Wyoming. This is the first book for both men. There will be a book signing at the Pinedale Library on Wednesday, August 17th starting at 5PM.

"This was a project John had in mind for some time and starting a little over two years ago we started working on it together," said Trey. "It's a murder mystery based in Pinedale, Wyoming, with a unique twist at the end."

About the Book
A quiet little mountain town in western Wyoming is awakened when one of the town’s prominent figures is murdered. The wife of Pinedale’s mayor is found dead at a local hotel and questions arise when a handful of characters are questioned and become involved.

Jimmy J, the town drunk, looks good for the murder; however, his attorney believes in innocence until proven guilty.

The mystery adds a unique twist when a pair of lovers are pitted one against the other in the courtroom. The tactical prosecutor, Angela Scott, and highly decorated defense attorney, J.B. Royce, must trust one another as they go to battle in the legal arena.

An incompetent sheriff, an ambitious young reporter, a mysterious businessman, and a talented, yet ethically-challenged lawyer will leave readers wondering who’s right?...who’s wrong?...and who’s the murderer?

About the Authors
John Patrick LaBuda grew up in Berlin, Wisconsin. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. After earning his undergraduate degree, he made his way out west to attend the University of Wyoming College of Law. He graduated in 1992. John began the practice of law as a public defender in Sheridan, Wyoming. He then spent time in Rock Springs, Wyoming, partnering in a business.

In 1997, John moved to Pinedale, Wyoming, where he currently resides, and started LaBuda Law Office, P.C., a general practice law firm. John has served as Secretary-Treasurer for the Wyoming State Bar. He has also volunteered for a number of organizations and events during his time in Pinedale. He is excited to have pursued his ambition to write his first novel. John is married to Mary Anne. They have three children: Thomas, Hannah, and Katherine Beverly.

William Dale Wilkinson, III (Trey) is originally from Rochelle, Illinois, outside of Chicago. He currently lives in Pinedale, Wyoming. Trey graduated from the University of Illinois with a major in Communications and worked in the newspaper industry for a number of years. He currently is a licensed commercial insurance agent and is involved in the purchase and sale of real estate. Trey is married to Jennifer and they just welcomed their first child, a little girl. Trey is also the head basketball coach for Pinedale, Wyoming, the setting for this novel.

"Right to Counsel" is available online in softcover and Kindle ebook at
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