James Zagel

James Zagel has been an investigator, police chief, prosecutor, and trial court judge. A Chicago native, he is intimately familiar with all the city has to offer, from jazz hangouts to police lockups; from the reserves of the wealthy to the bleak housing projects; from mean streets to the solemn tribunals responsible for justice. Zagel has put his insider’s knowledge into his debut novel, Money to Burn (Putnam), which bestselling authors Scott Turow and Nicholas Pileggi have called “thoroughly compelling” and “compulsively readable.”