WINNER! 2015 Christy Award (Suspense)
Two racially charged cases. Two attorneys searching for the truth. But only one will stay alive long enough to find it.
Coop Lindsay has a thriving law practice in Justice, Mississippi. An African American maid who once worked for his family asks him to defend her grandson, Martin Jennings, on charges of rape and murder. Coop takes the case, but it’s 1964, and the decision divides the town. Even though he faces attempts on his life, he devotedly digs for facts, fights against all odds...and wins. A few weeks later the boy disappears and Coop Lindsay is murdered.
Almost 50 years later, Clark Lindsay, Coops’ grandson, returns to the old family home in Justice and opens his own law practice. His first case is just as controversial as the one that ended his grandfather’s life and the racial tension is just as high. This time, however, the tables have turned. The victim is African American and the suspect is white. Clark digs for evidence with the tenacity characteristic of his family. When evidence in his new trial reveals clues to his grandfather’s unsolved murder, Clark trusts God that he can prove both cases—before the killer finds him.