The Justicer - 1959 Author:Thomas Fall Kansas, in 1889, was still uncomfortably close to its violent past. The legacies of decades of bloodshed were suspicion and prejudice which, when unscrupulously manipulated, formed the cornerstones of many a political career. — Judge Ring was just such a manipulator of public opinion and he brought almost the entire town of Ridgefield along with ... more »him in his fierce pursuit of "justice". It was a newcomer to town, young lawyer Angus DeWolfe, who first openly pointed out that the "justice" of Judge Ring meant a death sentence for any Indian unlucky enough to stand before his bench.
A young Indian client charged with murder gave the lawyer his test case, and as the idealist and the tyrant moved toward the unavoidable clash, DeWolfe found an unexpected ally in the Judge's schoolteacher daughter.
The climax of this exciting and authentic novel is a courtroom scene that is brilliant drama: the conflict of personalities, the legalistic maneuverings, the surprise revelation. The life of a man is at stake, and the terrible tragedy of his situation -- that another man's unreasined hatred can use the law to kill -- gives meaning and power to the bold scenes that close this absorbing novel.« less