Supreme justice : a novel of suspense

by Hardwick, Gary.

Format: Print Book 1999
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Bethel Park Public Library Fiction FIC HARDWICK Gary
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  FIC HARDWICK Gary
Carnegie Library of McKeesport Fiction F HAR
Location  Carnegie Library of McKeesport
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  F HAR
A black Supreme Court justice. An assassin's bullet. A young U.S. attorney puts it on the line for the truth.

When conservative Supreme Court justice Farrell Douglas is gunned down, it falls to young black U.S. attorney Marshall Jackson to investigate America's most important, and inflammatory, case. Together with his childhood friend, tough Irish cop Danny Cavanaugh, Marshall discovers that the conspiracy behind the assassination runs deeper than he ever imagined. Marshall's troubles really begin when he realizes that his fraternal twin, Moses, a gangster on the streets of Detroit, is the one man who can name the killer.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "After a nasty demonstration on the steps of Detroit's Masonic Lodge, conservative African American U.S. Supreme Court Justice Farrel Douglas is assassinated in full view of hundreds of people and the world's media. Shortly thereafter, an aging black activist claims to be the gunman and demands to be arrested and tried for the crime. U.S. Attorney Marshall Jackson is assigned to try the case, but he quickly suspects that the activist is a patsy and that there's more to this case than the powers-that-be want exposed. The book suffers from a couple of plot holes; for example, if so many people were involved in a conspiracy this big, how long could it stay secret? These are minor qualms, however, for this is a diverting tale of suspense, and Hardwick scores some telling points on issues of race, the media, and conspiracy theory in fin de siecle America. --George Needham"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects African American lawyers -- Fiction.
African American judges -- Fiction.
African Americans -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Fiction.
Detroit (Mich.) -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :W. Morrow,1999
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 355 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN 0688165133 (acid-free paper)
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