i agree that the lenght of the book could have been shorter and could have been tighter but this is a good book. reluctant to read it at first because of the lenghth i am glad that i read it. the charachters are well done and it is not your stock book. it is different and a good read
Very well-told story, good character development, interesting throughout, complex without being difficult to understand or follow. A good read. And, an interesting portrayal of the black middle class. Recommended strongly.
The game of chess, the law and lawyers, family sagas, mysteries. You will need an appreciation of all of these to enjoy this novel to its fullest. With 654 pages and well over 50 characters, it is helpful to keep a list of character names and the page number where they were introduced so you can go back to remember who they were when subsequently presented. This one will keep you guessing just enough, and make you smile if and when a piece is revealed that you had surmised.
Talbott Garland is a successful law professor, devoted father, and husband of a beautiful and ambitious woman, whose future desires my threaten the family he holds so dear. When Talcott's father is found dead under suspicious circumstances, Talcott wonders if he may have been murdered. Guided by the elements of a mysterious puzzle that his father left, Talcott must risk his marriage, his career and even his life in his quest for justice. A friend recommended this book. I wasn't sure that I would like it but it was a different read which I found very fun and suspenseful.
One of my favorite reads of the last two years! It was so well constructed, with a new twist around every corner. Stephen Carter is a well-known and respected socio/political ethicist, and this is an outstanding first gambit into the field of fictional literature. I hope there are many more!
This is set in the privileged world of the upper-crust African American society of the Eastern seaboard and the inner circle of tan Ivy League law school. When the Supreme Court justice is found brutally murdered, the main character must risk his family, his career and even his life in the quest for justice. Superbly written and filled with memorable characters, this book is a stunning literary achievement and grand entertainment.