Our October selection is While Justice Sleeps by Stacey Abrams, a riveting legal thriller about a law clerk who becomes embroiled in a mystery unfolding in the halls of the U.S. Supreme Court. When clerk Avery Keene finds herself unexpectedly in the role of Power of Attorney for an incapacitated judge, she discovers a string of clues that lead to dangerous information about a controversial case.
Politicians writing fiction may be familiar at this point, but Abrams’s novel merits deeper reading … a thriller, an ‘airport novel’ in the very best sense of the term—it’s fun, fast-paced, absurd, designed to be inhaled in the space of a single flight. It’s also a revealing window into its author’s political imagination—what she wants, what she believes, what she’d do in a position of power. - The New Republic
This is a complex drama of lawyerly intrigues and backroom political dealings, with a dash of evil multinational corporate plotting and a handful of roguish law enforcement officers of varying ranks. Abrams is good at this wide range of psychological portraiture and has crafted characters that are recognizable archetypes yet still specific … While Justice Sleeps draws on all of Abrams’ lived experiences within our legal and political systems…The writing is solid and worth the attention, even considered in a vacuum where one disregards Abrams’ other gig. - Arts ATL
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