A thrilling mystery law suspense story centered around the power of attorney laid at the feet of a law clerk who is not as simple as others assume.
Do not come to me for an objective review where Stacey Abrams is concerned. I LOVE her. I also LOVE this book. I have only read her non-fiction so this is my first foray into an Abrams thriller and I can tell you without doubt, I am here to stay! I really loved the plot, the characters, the politics, and the ethical entanglements. Abrams stretches what is possible just enough to create a fabulous story, but not enough to make readers frustrated that we have to believe in singing donkeys or anything.
I am not quite sure I completely understand the chess references but that's because I don't play. So, I'll leave those bits for another reader to discuss. I can tell you that Adenrele Ojo's narration is fabulous! Yes, of course I listened to the audiobook.
While Justice Sleeps is an intelligent, ethically fraught thriller, and I am very keen to read more!
First off, let me way Stacey Abrams is WAY SMARTER THAN ME. First, she was writing romance novels, then she ran for Governor of Georgia. When she lost, she did not turn to anger, instead she empowered many to vote for the first time. Now she is writing legal thriller. 26-year-old Avery Keene is the law clerk to a Supreme Court justice. When he falls into a coma, she discovered he has made her his legal guardian. He is the key vote in a decision about the merger of two biotech firms that could lead to the cure for a nasty brain syndrome. Avery has to figure out the answers and while much of the medical research information was way beyond me as were the clues in a real chess game he left her to help her uncover the truth, the fact that a corrupt President of the United States was involved in the shenanigans made sense to me. When Justice Sleeps is a page turned that will keep the reader up past bedtime.
A New & Noteworthy Fiction staff pick. A legal and political thriller set within the halls of the U.S. Supreme Court. And yes, the author is the lawyer and Georgia politician.
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