Poisoned by Proxy, a Mary MacIntosh novel

Poisoned by Proxy, a Mary MacIntosh novel

ABOUT Maureen Aplin

Maureen Aplin
Maureen Meehan Aplin is the author of the Mary MacIntosh mystery/thriller series and an attorney in Orange County, California.  She is an avid runner and skier and has completed the Ironman World Championship Triathlon and numerous marathons, including the Boston Marathon. 



MARY MACINTOSH dreaded the Landers file the moment it landed on her desk; this large case had become famous in the small town of Sheridan, Wyoming, and she knew it had the power to ruin more than just her 10-year-old client’s life.  The prosecution believed the Landers file was a case of Munchausen’s by Proxy, which is a form of child abuse in which a parent with deep psychological problems induces symptoms of illness in his or her child.  Mac finds it hard to believe that Levi’s affluent parents could be so malicious to their own son.  Dr. Luke Landers is a dashing and suave OB-GYN with a successful medical practice, and his gorgeous wife Evelyn is the picture of high society.  Their four children are well known in the tight-knit community; the three eldest are high-achieving scholars and athletes who are frequently featured in the papers for their accomplishments. Mac struggles to comprehend the accusations against Levi’s parents; yet must grapple over the cause of Levi’s illnesses, which range from flu-induced leukemia to “failure to thrive.”  As Mac delves deeper into the dynamics of the Landers family, she is horrified by the web of conspiracy and betrayal that a love triangle can weave.  As the courtroom drama unfolds, Mac vows to protect at all costs, including her own life.