While Justice Sleeps

Stacey Abrams is a hero. And, how could she do all that she has done AND write a bunch of books?! Seemed like reading her newest would be a good plan for the summer. While Justice Sleeps was the last book on my Summer to-read list. It is described: “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.” (Amazon) I liked this story at first and overall, it was interesting and well-told. I didn’t love it, however. It was too detailed, too hard to follow at points, and didn’t move at a breakneck pace, as I had hoped. So, while I am glad I read it, it didn’t do it for me.

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