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While Justice Sleeps

While Justice Sleeps

BOOK ∙ 2021

Stacey Abrams 

Abandoning her longtime pen name of Selena Montgomery, voting-rights activist Stacey Abrams delivers a brilliantly crafted legal thriller that doesn’t skimp on surprises. U.S. Supreme Court law clerk Avery Keene is on an upward trajectory, but then her boss slips into a coma just before issuing an opinion on a hot-button gene-therapy case. Everyone is shocked when it’s revealed that the prickly, brilliant Howard Wynn had appointed Avery as his legal guardian—a decision that sets Abrams’ heroine on a crash course with his family, the other justices, and the president. A high-stakes game of cat and mouse ensues, testing Avery’s considerable intellect at every turn—and showcasing Abrams’ formidable storytelling talents. This is a great read!