While Justice Sleeps: A Novel

While Justice Sleeps: A Novel

by Stacey Abrams (Author)

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • From celebrated national leader and bestselling author Stacey Abrams, a gripping thriller set within the halls of the U.S. Supreme Courtwhere a young law clerk finds herself embroiled in a shocking mystery plotted by one of the most preeminent judges in America."Abrams follows in Dan Brown’s footprint with this masterfully plotted thriller that unfolds like the ultimate chess match—bold move to bolder move with lives hanging in the balance."—Lisa Gardner, author of Before She Disappeared "A first-class legal thriller, favorably compared to many of the best, starting with The Pelican Brief, which it brings to mind. It’s fast-paced and full of surprises—a terrific read."—Scott Turow, author of Presumed Innocent Avery Keene, a brilliant young law clerk for the legendary Justice Howard Wynn, is doing her best to hold her life together—excelling in an arduous job with the court while also dealing with a troubled family. When the shocking news breaks that Justice Wynn—the cantankerous swing vote on many current high-profile cases—has slipped into a coma, Avery’s life turns upside down. She is immediately notified that Justice Wynn has left instructions for her to serve as his legal guardian and power of attorney. Plunged into an explosive role she never anticipated, Avery finds that Justice Wynn had been secretly researching one of the most controversial cases before the court—a proposed merger between an American biotech company and an Indian genetics firm, which promises to unleash breathtaking results in the medical field. She also discovers that Wynn suspected a dangerously related conspiracy that infiltrates the highest power corridors of Washington.   As political wrangling ensues in Washington to potentially replace the ailing judge whose life and survival Avery controls, she begins to unravel a carefully constructed, chesslike sequence of clues left behind by Wynn. She comes to see that Wynn had a much more personal stake in the controversial case and realizes his complex puzzle will lead her directly into harm’s way in order to find the truth. While Justice Sleeps is a cunningly crafted, sophisticated novel, layered with myriad twists and a vibrant cast of characters. Drawing on her astute inside knowledge of the court and political landscape, Stacey Abrams shows herself to be not only a force for good in politics and voter fairness but also a major new talent in suspense fiction.

While Justice Sleeps: A Novel by Stacey Abrams

In the heart of the American South,璃A Avery, a brilliant young law clerk, finds herself thrust into a dangerous game of power and deception when she uncovers a conspiracy that threatens to destroy her family and her community.

As Avery digs deeper, she discovers that the conspiracy reaches the highest levels of government, and she soon finds herself caught in a web of lies, betrayal, and murder. With the help of her friends and family, Avery must race against time to expose the truth and bring the conspirators to justice before it's too late.

While Justice Sleeps is a gripping legal thriller that explores the intersection of race, politics, and justice in America. Abrams, a former Georgia state representative and gubernatorial candidate, brings her unique perspective to this timely and thought-provoking novel.

Key Themes:

  • The importance of fighting for justice, even when it's difficult.
  • The power of speaking out against injustice.
  • The resilience of the human spirit.
  • The importance of family and community.

Why Read While Justice Sleeps:

  • It's a gripping legal thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
  • It's a timely and thought-provoking novel that explores important issues facing America today.
  • It's a well-written and engaging story that you won't soon forget.

About the Author:

Stacey Abrams is a lawyer, politician, and author. She served in the Georgia House of Representatives from 2007 to 2017, and she was the Democratic nominee for governor of Georgia in 2018. Abrams is the founder of Fair Fight Action, a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting voter suppression. She is also the author of several books, including the legal thriller While Justice Sleeps.


384 pages