The Color of Justice

The Color of Justice
by Ace Collins
Abingdon
Retail Price $14.99
Amazon Price: $13.20


Book Description: 

1964 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? 2014 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.

Review

In my opinion, Ace Collins is one of the best Christian writers of the decade.  I haven’t read a book of his that I didn’t like and this one is no exception.   He does a great job blending the two time periods, letting us glimpse back and compare it to what is happening today.  The writing was solid with extensive character and storyline development. I happened to finish it a few days before the Ferguson Grand Jury decision and was struck by the timelessness of this book.  I hightly recommend it.

~Reviewed by John C.

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