Since the Supreme Court is much in the news these days, I thought this thriller an appropriate pick for this month’s edition of the Barrie Summy Book Review Club.
While Justice Sleeps
by Stacey Abrams*
“a gripping thriller set within the halls of the U.S. Supreme Court—where a young law clerk finds herself embroiled in a shocking mystery plotted by one of the most preeminent judges in America.”
Avery Keene is a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Howard Wynn. She’s young and struggling to deal with her job, her student debt and her drug-addled mother. As if she doesn’t have enough on her plate, she’s thrown a curve ball when her boss, who is ill with an incurable degenerative disease, suddenly goes into a coma. To Avery’s surprise, he has left her his Power of Attorney as well as cryptic clues to a pending case about a merger between an American biotech company and an Indian genetics firm, a merger opposed by the president.
Everyone is hiding something. The biotech company has engaged in some unethical practices, the president and his chief henchman have checkered pasts, and the justice has his secrets as well. It takes Avery, the justice’s son, and a few other accomplices to sort things out.
The plot is too convoluted to try to explain here, but the book was very exciting, with lots of twists and turns. I had a hard time putting it down. Excellent legal thriller with a strong female protagonist.
* Yes, that is the Stacey Abrams who is currently running for governor of the State of Georgia! She’s a brilliant, multi-talented woman. She also writes multi-cultural romance under the name Selina Montgomery.
I hope you are enjoying spring weather, wherever you are. Happy Reading!
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