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Craig Parshall is an American lawyer and New York Times bestseller author of legal suspense, thriller and inspirational novels.

He has also co-authored several books, including a non-fiction title, with his wife Janet Parshall.

An acclaimed author from Washington, DC, Craig is a cum laude graduate of Carroll College (English/Philosophy/Religion) and Marquette University Law School, where he earned his JD degree.

Craig is also a constitutional attorney serving as special counsel to the American Center for Law and Justice, as well as an avid commentator on issues involving culture, faith, freedom, law, media, and technology.

He has served as senior vice president, general counsel, and senior advisor for law and policy for National Religious Broadcasters, during which he was the founding director of the John Milton Project for Free Speech.

Craig has appeared or been interviewed in major newspapers and magazines including the New York Times, National Law Journal, Chicago Tribune, LA Times, Boston Herald, and many more.

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Genres: Inspirational, Legal Thriller, Suspense

United States


Non Series

  • Trial by Ordeal (2006)
  • The Rose Conspiracy (2009)

Chambers of Justice

  1. The Resurrection File (2002)
  2. Custody of the State (2003)
  3. The Accused (2003)
  4. Missing Witness (2004)
  5. The Last Judgment (2005)

End (Co-authored with Tim LaHaye)

  1. Edge of Apocalypse (2010)
  2. Thunder of Heaven (2011)
  3. Brink of Chaos (2012)
  4. The Mark of Evil (2014)


  1. Traveling a Pilgrim's Path: Preparing Your Child to Navigate the Journey of Faith (Focus on the Family) (2003)

Thistle and the Cross (Co-authored with Janet Parshall)

  1. Crown of Fire (2005)
  2. Captives and Kings (2007)
  3. Sons of Glory (2008)

Trevor Black

  1. The Occupied (2016)
  2. The Empowered (2018)
Thistle and the Cross (Co-authored with Janet Parshall)

Detailed book overview

Non Series

Trial by Ordeal

Sweating in a hot cauldron of lawsuits, red tape, and Mafia threats is history professor Kevin Hastings.

The young, modestly successful professor stumbled across just the right investment property in downtown Chicago. And met just the right buyer for it, he thought.

But when you’re a little guy running with the big guys, you gotta be careful you don’t end up squished. Kevin’s real–estate lawyer gave him bum advice. His buyer turned out to be a mob boss. And his new attorney is a legal torture expert, putting everybody—including Kevin—through an all–but–medieval ordeal–at–law.

Booted out of his apartment and on the run, Kevin ends up at a rescue mission—another torment. There’s no way things could get worse...right?

Author: Craig Parshall
First Release: 2006
ISBN: 978-0736915137
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
The Rose Conspiracy

In the nation's capital, a hitherto unknown document has turned up...and turned into murder.

As the Smithsonian's president examines a newly discovered account of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, an intruder steals in, kills him, and disappears into the night with the document.

Vinnie Archmont, an accomplished and stunningly beautiful artist, is implicated. She hires the brilliant but secretly guilt-burdened criminal law professor J.D. Blackstone.

Blackstone finds himself uncovering the Mystic Freemasons' most guarded secret. He reluctantly turns to his uncle, a Bible-quoting Anglican priest and occult-religions expert. Enemies like a sorcery-obsessed billionaire English lord, a powerful U.S. Senator, and a ruthless prosecutor force Blackstone to employ all his cunning.

In the process, he is compelled to choose between spiritual counterfeit and Gospel truth, guilt and forgiveness...destruction and a new beginning.

Author: Craig Parshall
First Release: 2009
ISBN: 978-0736915144
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

Chambers of Justice

The Resurrection File

Lawyer Will Chambers is still reeling from the death of his wife, when he is forced to give up his partnership at a prestigious Washington D.C. law firm. Taking the case of Angus MacCameron, a reverend who has been named in a libel suit, Will sees a chance for redemption. The case seems simple enough, but after a little digging, he finds a vast conspiracy that could shake the very foundations of Christianity.

Author: Craig Parshall
First Release: 2002
ISBN: 978-0736908474
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Custody of the State

Attorney Will Chambers reluctantly agrees to defend a young mother from Georgia and her farmer husband, suspected of committing the unthinkable against their own child. Soon he's confronting small-town secrets, big-time corruption, and a government system that's destroying the little family.

Chambers must ask, does God really protect us from evil?—as intimidation, backroom maneuvering, and the shadow of a national threat throw him into...the custody of the state.

Author: Craig Parshall
First Release: 2003
ISBN: 978-0736910262
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
The Accused

The Accused confronts attorney Will Chambers with the terrifying temptation to avenge the brutal crime that shattered his past.

Enjoying a Cancún honeymoon with his wife, Fiona, Will is ambushed by two unexpected events: a terrorist kidnapping of a U.S. official...and the news that a link has been found to the previously unidentified murderer of Will's first wife.

The kidnapping pulls the attorney into the case of Marine colonel Caleb Marlowe, who stands accused of the murder of civilians during a secret attempt to thwart the kidnapping.

Abandoned by the U.S. government, the colonel is ping-ponged to the International Criminal Court, with Will arguing his defense. When treachery drags Will and Marlowe toward vengeance, they must ask—Is forgiveness real?

Author: Craig Parshall
First Release: 2003
ISBN: 978-0736911733
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Missing Witness

All lawyer Will Chambers wants to do this summer is relax with his wife, Fiona...

A long stay on the North Carolina coast seems perfect. But when Will reluctantly looks into a local inheritance case involving Jonathan Joppa, a down–on–his–luck preacher—

“Piracy charge—Joppa’s ancestor? What...when?”

“Why, for being part of Blackbeard’s pirate the early 1700s...”

Will just wants to rest, but Fiona keeps insisting there’s something missing...buried. Soon the two have had a near–fatal brush with smugglers—and together they’ve unearthed the truth: about a pirate’s history, about Jonathan Joppa, and about two remarkable women—one in the past, and one in the present.

Author: Craig Parshall
First Release: 2004
ISBN: 978-0736911757
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
The Last Judgment

As a happily married husband and proud father of a nine–year–old son, the last thing attorney Will Chambers wants on his hands is a religious apocalypse.

Will defends a Christian convert from Islam against charges of causing a religious riot. When the attorney next hears from his client, Gilead Amahn, the self–styled prophet is under arrest. The top of Jerusalem’s Temple Mount has been bombed into rubble, and Amahn is accused of having incited—by his fiery street preaching—a terrorist cult to do it.

Now the lawyer must uncover both the evidence and the key truth about his client’s “mission.” And further, Will must also make a final judgment about his role as a husband, a father...and a man.

Author: Craig Parshall
First Release: 2005
ISBN: 978-0736912921
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

End (Co-authored with Tim LaHaye)

Edge of Apocalypse

A former war hero designs a weapon the whole world is trying to get their hands on. As world events show signs of the apocalypse, what price will he pay to save his country?

Joshua Jordan, former US spy-plane hero now turned weapons designer, has come up with a devastatingly effective new missile defense system—the Return to Sender laser weapon. But global forces are mounting against America, and corrupt White House and Capitol Hill leaders are willing to do anything to stop the nation’s impending economic catastrophe—including selling out Joshua and his weapon.

With help from a group of powerfully connected Christian leaders known as the Patriots, Jordan works to save the nation from economic moral collapse—and to clear his name. As the world events begin setting the stage for the “end of days,” Jordan must consider the personal price to pay if he is to save the nation he loves.

Author: Craig Parshall
First Release: 2010
ISBN: 978-0274827534
Publisher: Zondervan
Thunder of Heaven

Not even Joshua Jordan's anti-nuclear technology can stop global events moving to catastrophic as terrorist missiles take down an American plane and a bomb explodes in the Mall of America.

Joshua Jordan’s reputation is on the line when his controversial anti-nuclear system fails to protect a commercial flight as it takes off from Chicago and is shot down by a terrorist missile. The government is taking no chances and starts an investigation of Joshua’s entire defense program. 

The Israelis, longtime allies of the United States, are desperate for the technology. When Joshua flies to the Middle East to assure them of the Return to Sender reliability, he is captured by Iranians who want the secret for the defense tool for their own use.

With Joshua out of the country, Abigail Jordan is left in charge of the Roundtable and sets out to defend her husband to the media and to the commission set up to investigate RTS. But America is under attack—a bombing in the Mall of America and rumors of even more potential atrocities have this covert team desperate to find additional bombs before they are set off.

As world events begin setting the stage for the “end of days” foretold in Revelation, Joshua Jordan must weigh the personal price he must pay to save the nation he loves.

Author: Craig Parshall
First Release: 2011
ISBN: 978-0310318118
Publisher: Zondervan
Brink of Chaos

Joshua Jordan remains in Israel during his self-imposed exile out of the reach of U.S. authorities who have trumped-up false criminal treason charges against him.

Joshua Jordan stands accused of treason. The charges paint him as a domestic terrorist who used his own defense-contracting firm and the Roundtable group to infiltrate the Department of Defense and manipulate America's national-security apparatus so it would conform to his own political agenda. Joshua has taken asylum in Israel until his wife and attorney, Abigail, can prove his innocence and guarantee him a fair trial.

Following the nuclear attack by Russia, Israel has been cleaning up the bodies of dead enemy soldiers for 7 months and setting out on its 7-year plan—both per the prophecies in Ezekiel. 

As corruption in high government offices threaten to block the election of a worthy presidential candidate by all means necessary—including the unthinkable—Israel’s leadership is tempted to sign a “peace” proposal initiated by the UN under the authority of Coliquin. Joshua is convinced Coliquin may well be the prophesied Anti-Christ and that his peace plan is a trap to destroy Israel.

Are the recurring dreams Joshua is having about the coming rapture from God? And is the end sooner than anyone expects?

Author: Craig Parshall
First Release: 2012
ISBN: 978-0310318811
Publisher: Zondervan
The Mark of Evil

Economies have collapsed, freedom has been suppressed, and peace is a distant memory.

The world is falling apart. Joshua Jordan’s protégé Ethan March, along with Jimmy Louder and Rivka Reuban, have been left behind in a world that is rapidly coming under the complete influence of the Antichrist.

Technology is growing by leaps and bounds with BID-Tag implants, robotic police units, and drone-bots flying overhead . . . all designed to control and dominate those who resist the Antichrist’s reign of evil. As Biblical prophecy is fulfilled each new day, Ethan and the others in the Remnant struggle to eat, to procure necessary goods, and to avoid the Global Alliance—in short, to survive.

But when the forces of evil attempt to pervert the world’s most powerful information system to their own sinister ends, eliminating everyone who gets in their way, it’s up to Ethan and the Remnant to subvert their dark ambitions.

Author: Craig Parshall
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-0310334545
Publisher: Zondervan


Traveling a Pilgrim's Path: Preparing Your Child to Navigate the Journey of Faith (Focus on the Family)

In Traveling a Pilgrim's Path, authors and cultural commentators Jan and Craig Parshall draw from the classic wisdom of Pilgrim's Progress to give parents on-target strategies and practical ideas for guiding children to make wise moral choices.

This empowering book encourages parents to prepare their children for navigating life's journey with a steady sense of godly direction.

NB: Co-authored with Janet Parshall.

Author: Craig Parshall
First Release: 2003
ISBN: 978-1589970489
Publisher: Focus on the Family

Thistle and the Cross (Co-authored with Janet Parshall)

Crown of Fire

It’s 1546. The great William Wallace—“Braveheart”—is long dead. But not the Scottish people’s desire for freedom. The truths of the Reformation have set Scotland aflame again...

When Ransom Mackenzie witnesses one of the Scottish Reformers being burnt at the stake, he becomes an ardent follower of the great Protestant preacher John Knox.

In hiding, Ransom meets the captivating Margaret, who shares his religious convictions. But when he joins Knox in London, the allure of the court...and a young aristocratic lady...enthrall him. Will he return to the deepest desire of his spirit? What kind of love will he ultimately pursue?

Author: Craig Parshall
First Release: 2005
ISBN: 978-0736912785
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Captives and Kings

Andrew, astute, applied, and ambitious, has little but contempt for his wayward and adventuring brother, Phillip…who in turn resents what he sees as Andrew’s high–handedness and superior attitude. The rift is deep, and it seems it will be permanent after Andrew learns of Phillip’s unwitting involvement in a court plot and insists that he and his son, Peter, flee to the new colony of Virginia.

So far apart in both body and heart, will the two brothers ever meet on common ground again, let alone find their way to forgiveness?

Author: Craig Parshall
First Release: 2007
ISBN: 978-0736913256
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Sons of Glory

When Nathan, a young lawyer, witnesses the Boston Massacre, he and his mentor John Adams—though both pro–independence—are pulled into defending British soldiers.

During the following conflict with his fellow patriots, Nathan also struggles with his minister brother, Edward, who remains firmly loyal to what he considers the God–ordained British government.

When youngest brother Robby, a radical patriot, is arrested and hanged, Edward and Nathan must each search heart and soul. In the end, they and their families pledge themselves to the colonial cause. To them, however, ultimate glory does not rest with a new nation and new political system. Rather, true glory resides in doing God’s will in the midst of dangerous and uncertain times.

Author: Craig Parshall
First Release: 2008
ISBN: 978-0736913263
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

Trevor Black

The Occupied

As a youth, Trevor Black unleashed spiritual forces he couldn’t comprehend. Years later, Trevor is a high-flying criminal defense lawyer in New York City, with a six-figure Aston Martin and a trophy wife. But in an extraordinary turn of events, he receives a burdensome gift: the ability to perceive the invisible. And the dark forces he now sees are all gunning for him.

When one of Trevor’s hometown friends is murdered, the MO is eerily similar to a shocking trail of murders that have already crossed the lawyer’s path. So Trevor must return home to find the killer. . . and face not only his own personal demons, but supernatural ones as well.

Author: Craig Parshall
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-1496411358
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
The Empowered

Just when a mysterious death in Washington, DC, appears to have voodoo connections rooted in New Orleans, Trevor Black also receives an invitation to speak at the national ABA convention in the city.

He knows he’ll be in enemy territory, both as a disbarred attorney and as a follower of Jesus, but he determines to travel there and confront the supernatural element. Right after a grisly murder in his hotel room puts him on the suspect list, his daughter disappears, leaving a note that suggests a connection to the local cult religion. 

Now Trevor must not only crack the case but try to protect Heather from forces of darkness clutching at her soul as well. And just as he discovers that his ability to sniff out the supernatural has its limitations, Trevor learns that this web of evil extends far beyond isolated murders, enslaving scores of innocent children, with its head perhaps linked to the highest seats of power.

Author: Craig Parshall
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-1496411372
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers