In this romantically-charged environmental legal thriller, two teenagers die after swimming through chemicals illegally dumped into the Susquehanna River. Mike Jacobs, a young environmental prosecutor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is assigned his first big case and must find, and stop the dumpers.
Mike’s alluring new friend Sherry Stein, an ambitious young Deputy Attorney General, is investigating the man running against the Governor. Another of Mike’s friends, Patty Dixon, ‘the girl next door,’ is his mother’s nurse and Mike wonders whether she is being blackmailed. Their lives intersect. Danger strikes—who will die? Will Mike discover the treachery before the midnight dumper kills again?
Joel Burcat is the author of environmental legal thrillers, speculative thrillers, and imaginative stories about everything from beer to murder.
“When a young couple dies after swimming in a toxin-laden river, Environmental Protection attorneys Mike Jacobs and Roger Alden are charged with finding the “dumpers,” only to discover that corruption and deadly enemies are everywhere and that nothing is as it seems. A fast-paced and compelling story.”
– DP Lyle, MD, award-winning author of the Jake Longly and Cain/Harper thriller series
“DRINK TO EVERY BEAST is a fast-paced environmental legal thriller with smart, engaging characters and a level of complexity that serious readers of the genre will undoubtedly enjoy. Joel Burcat knows the science and the ins-and-outs of the law, but he truly understands and captures human nature, with all its strengths and weaknesses. DEP lawyer Mike Jacobs is an exciting protagonist readers will want to follow in this compelling debut and into future books in the series.”
– Jeff Gunhus, USA TODAY bestselling author
“Joel R. Burcat’s novel, Drink to Every Beast, is an environmental thriller ripped from the headlines of today’s newspapers. Burcat uses his extensive knowledge as an environmental lawyer to serve up a mix of toxic waste, corruption, and greed to launch a spine-tingling thriller that will make you want more.”
– Don Helin, award-winning author of Devil’s Den and Secret Assault