While Justice Sleeps - Stacey Abrams

While Justice Sleeps

By Stacey Abrams

  • Release Date: 2021-05-11
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 972 Ratings


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A gripping, complexly plotted thriller set within the halls of the U.S. Supreme Court, where a young law clerk finds herself embroiled in a shocking mystery crafted by one of the most preeminent judges in America—from celebrated national leader and bestselling author Stacey Abrams.

"Abrams follows in Dan Brown’s footprint with this masterfully plotted thriller that unfolds like the ultimate chess match—bold move to bolder move with lives hanging in the balance."—Lisa Gardner, author of Before She Disappeared

"A first-class legal thriller, favorably compared to many of the best, starting with The Pelican Brief, which it brings to mind. It’s fast-paced and full of surprises—a terrific read."—Scott Turow, author of Presumed Innocent

Avery Keene, a brilliant young law clerk for the legendary Justice Howard Wynn, is doing her best to hold her life together--excelling in an arduous job with the court while also dealing with a troubled family. When the shocking news breaks that Justice Wynn--the cantankerous swing vote on many current high-profile cases--has slipped into a coma, Avery's life turns upside down. She is immediately notified that Justice Wynn has left instructions for her to serve as his legal guardian and power of attorney. Plunged into an explosive role she never anticipated, Avery finds that Justice Wynn had been secretly researching one of the most controversial cases before the court--a proposed merger between an American biotech company and an Indian genetics firm, which promises to unleash breathtaking results in the medical field. She also discovers that Wynn suspected a dangerously related conspiracy that infiltrates the highest power corridors of Washington.

As political wrangling ensues in Washington to potentially replace the ailing judge whose life and survival Avery controls, she begins to unravel a carefully constructed, chesslike sequence of clues left behind by Wynn. She comes to see that Wynn had a much more personal stake in the controversial case and realizes his complex puzzle will lead her directly into harm's way in order to find the truth. While Justice Sleeps is a cunningly crafted, sophisticated novel, layered with myriad twists and a vibrant cast of characters. Drawing on her astute inside knowledge of the court and political landscape, Stacey Abrams shows herself to be not only a force for good in politics and voter fairness but also a major new talent in suspense fiction.

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  • While Justice sleeps

    By She She 1192
    I really looked forward to an exception read because I like and support Ms.Abrams and everything for which she stands. Unfortunately, her story didn’t ring true to me and feel so far short of my expectations that I won’t invest in another of her novels. The story was truly unrealistic, the heroine, supernatural and the plot too contrived. Ms. Abrams is entirely cerebral and this mindset bled into the storyline and unfortunately, hemorrhaged.
  • Awesome sauce!

    By 1 birdie 4 u
    Excellent read! Stacy Abrams has another gift! Bonus points - I had to keep my dictionary handy! Talk about mastery of grammar and descriptive vocabulary! 💜👏🏽👍🏽😊 Can’t wait to read the next book 📖
  • Limited Realism

    By Dr Mom 29
    The main character is developed within a good story line, but then goes overboard with too many plots and side stories that limits the realism of the main story line.
  • This book will haunt you

    By Baginflag
    Probably the most exciting book I have read. When I wasn’t actively reading I was thinking about it. This book really consumed my routines.
  • While Justic Sleeps

    By red.scorpio.76
    Politics aside, fantastic read! Well written and great story!!
  • On the Edge of My Imagination

    By Angelica812
    While Justice Sleeps is a real action, mystery mind read. I love the play on words for the title. It is full of drama and suspense. I’m looking forward to the movie or series and the next chapters as Justice Wynn regains consciousness and Avery and Jared’s romance begins. Thank you Stacey Abrams for this delightful read. 🙏🏽🙌🏽📖
  • Worth the read….

    By bjccnor
  • Wonderful

    By SDG90
    Great book
  • Incredible

    By YPN1978
    Riveting, characters you learn to love and book that doesn’t allow you to put it down. Well done
  • While Justice Sleeps

    By PattyCake68