The Last Justice
Published by: Sterling & Ross Publisher
Release Date: February 7, 2012
Chaos erupts at the U.S. Supreme Court when an assassin guns down the justices as they are hearing a case.
Solicitor General Jefferson McKenna, the government’s top lawyer in the Supreme Court, is appointed to the multiagency commission investigating the murders. As Congress draws battle lines over who will replace the slain justices, the commission follows clue after clue, each one pointing to an unlikely suspect: McKenna himself.
In a desperate bid to prove his innocence, McKenna, on the run with his deputy, Kate Porter, must track down a disgraced law clerk with ties to hidden Saudi assets. But their search leads to unexpected alliances, unearthing dark secrets and corruption at the highest levels—and the people with clues to the riddle keep turning up dead.
From the marble halls of the high court to the inner corridors of the West Wing, from the D.C. housing projects to the desolate back roads of a New York Indian reservation, McKenna and Porter are on a collision course with a shadowy enemy who will stop at nothing to keep the truth buried.
From its explosive first page to its haunting conclusion, THE LAST JUSTICE explores the politics of law, the bounds of friendship and love, and the frightening price of unbridled ambition.
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—STEVE BERRY, New York Times bestselling author
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—PERRI O’SHAUGHNESSY, New York Times bestselling author
“[R]uns at 100 miles an hour and . . . full of ‘did not see that coming’ moments and with an ending that will surprise you. The Last Justice is wonderful.”
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—NEW MYSTERY READER MAGAZINE (5 bolts)
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—GAYLE LYNDS, New York Times bestselling author