Justice, Mississippi, is a town divided. White and black. Rich and
poor. Rule makers and rule breakers. Right or wrong, everyone assumes
their place behind a fragile façade that is about to crumble. When
attorney Coop Lindsay agrees to defend a black man accused of murdering a
white teenager, the bribes and death threats don’t intimidate him. As
he prepares for the case of a lifetime, the young lawyer knows it’s the
verdict that poses the real threat—innocent or guilty, because of his
stand Coop is no longer welcome in Justice. As he follows his
conscience, he wonders just how far some people will go to make sure he
doesn’t finish his job?
To some, the result of the trial still feels like a fresh wound even
fifty years later, when Coop’s grandson arrives in Justice seeking
answers to the questions unresolved by the trial that changed his
family’s legacy. When a new case is presented, again pitting white
against black, this third generation Lindsay may have the opportunity he
needs to right the wrongs of the past.
But hate destroys everything it touches, and the Lindsay family will not escape unscathed.