This dramatic historical legal thriller examines the impact of racism on the judicial system. Brilliant young trial attorney J.T.
Lockman is appointed to represent an African American man accused of murdering a wealthy white man in a county where the Klan has ruled supreme
for many years. His client is believed by many to be innocent of any crime.
J.T. faces the ultimate challenge , defending an innocent man from death by electrocution. Even worse, the racially charged atmosphere where the trial
is to occur makes it possible his client won’t even make it to the trial.
J.T. embraces the chance to right what he considers a terrible wrong, but he faces the wrath of public opinion, as well as the anger of his friends, family,
and the woman he loves as he takes on the establishment of the county. His courtroom battle brings to the surface the many ghosts of the county’s racist and
As the case unravels, he must also come to terms with his own past if he will have any chance to save his relationship with the first woman he’s ever really loved.
This is a book that makes us face the reality of our past, but carries within its pages a hope for a future where we, as a society, may be able to move beyond the
disease of racism, although the journey may destroy the lives of many along the way.