D.C. Wales has litigated hundreds of cases, including bench and jury trials. He has published articles in legal journals, edited a leading treatise, and filed countless briefs with federal and state judges across the United States. The Prick is his first novel, written over the course of years in time not devoured by the ever-demanding practice of law. The Prick tours the series of events set in motion by one (alleged) egregious and cataclysmic action, set in the battleground of Atlanta employment litigation, a venue Wales knows and loves. The self-inflicted catastrophe, denial, wrath, retaliation and redemption-attempted at least-that play out in the novel have all been present in these cases for decades, and with stunning regularity. Wales lives outside of Atlanta with his wife and son.