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African-American attorney Adisa Johnson practices at a reputable law firm in Atlanta, Georgia. After a mistake unravels her career, she returns home and cares for her elderly aunt. Her life is never uneventful when, a Caucasian police officer shoots an unarmed African-American man, leaving him in a coma. Instincts from her previous experience as an assistant district attorney kick in as her thought process is to fight for the young man, but to her surprise she feels compelled to defend the officer instead. Seeking justice just hit another level.
Number of Pages: 400
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
|Publication Date: 2017|
In a small Georgia town where racial tensions run high and lives are at stake, can one lawyer stand up for justice against the tide of prejudice on every side?
Adisa Johnson, a young African-American attorney, is living her dream of practicing law with a prestigious firm in downtown Atlanta. Then a split-second mistake changes the course of her career.
Left with no other options, Adisa returns to her hometown where a few days earlier a white police officer shot an unarmed black teen who is now lying comatose in the hospital.
Adisa is itching to jump into the fight as a special prosecutor, but feels pulled to do what she considers unthinkabledefend the officer.
As the court case unfolds, everyone in the small community must confront their own prejudices. Caught in the middle, Adisa also tries to chart her way along a path complicated by her budding relationship with a charismatic young preacher who leads the local movement demanding the police officer answer for his crime.
This highly relevant and gripping novel challenges us to ask what it means to forgive while seeking justice and to pursue reconciliation while loving others as ourselves.
Robert Whitlow is the bestselling author of legal novels set in the South and winner of the Christy Award for Contemporary Fiction. He received his J.D. with honors from the University of Georgia School of Law where he served on the staff of the Georgia Law Review. Website: robertwhitlow.com, Twitter: @whitlowwriter, Facebook: robertwhitlowbooks.
'Whitlow gives a powerful message about the need for people of all colors and backgrounds to come together in times of trouble. . .'