Victor Driscoll was a successful, honest, and beloved 'elder statesman' in Alexandria, Minnesota, who founded and ran a huge heavy-truck leasing company. However, unknown to pretty much everyone, his commitment to business ethics was . . . 'don't get caught.'
When it all hit the fan, Victor's sons, Kelly and Ryan, were brought in to 'make it right.' Kelly ran a number of local businesses and did have a moral compass, and Ryan was a Stillwater attorney, determined to preserve his father's 'good guy' legacy.
They recruited foul-mouthed and offensive Margaret 'Mags' Kratski to serve as office manager/investigator, and Donna Carlasccio, a former Marine with 'anger issues, as their muscle. Margaret admitted that she'd been fired by more bosses than she could count, and Donna acknowledged that she'd actually killed more bad guys with her Sig Sauer in close combat, than with her Marine-issue M16. What could go wrong?
Don't Get Caught is a fast-paced, funny, legal thriller that will make you cheer for the good guys, and occasionally want to just give them a hug.
Jamie Stoudt grew up in Jamestown, North Dakota, and graduated from the University of North Dakota with a degree in Communications. His varied career experiences include owning and managing a Ford dealership, working as Director of Client Services for a technology company, doing home renovations as a licensed contractor, and serving as CEO, CFO, President, and Cook for Lefse By Lars, a concession-wagon enterprise which he was incorrectly convinced would make him rich.
He proudly owns the trophy for most times upside down in a season at the Jamestown Speedway, and he tirelessly works at extending his record of most things dropped out the back of a pickup. He's been thrown from horses, cows, motorcycles, motor scooters, and one bar. He occasionally plays trombone in a jazz band, and even does some vocals when their real singer is ill, in surgery, or in jail. He also enjoys working on and driving old cars, and lives by the motto, 'Never drive farther than you're willing to walk'.
Jamie splits his time between Stillwater, Minnesota, and Ft. Myers Beach, Florida, and when in Minnesota is within five miles of his son, daughter, and his seven grandchildren.