While Justice Sleeps: A Novel

While Justice Sleeps: A Novel

by Stacey Abrams (Author)

From celebrated national leader and best-selling author Stacey Abrams, While Justice Sleeps is a gripping, complexly plotted thriller set within the halls of the US Supreme Court.

"Brilliant and mesmerizing. 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) 

"Stacey Abrams is a true novelist, and While Justice Sleeps is a first-class legal thriller, favorably compared to many of the best, starting with The Pelican Brief, which it brings to mindIt’s fast-paced and full of surprises - a terrific read." (Scott Turow)

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.

With an audio-exclusive original introduction written and read by the author

Immerse yourself in the captivating world of "While Justice Sleeps," a thought-provoking legal thriller by Stacey Abrams. This novel explores the intricate web of power, corruption, and justice through the eyes of Avery Keene, a brilliant public defender fighting for truth and redemption in a flawed system. As Avery delves into a complex murder case, she uncovers a conspiracy that reaches the highest levels of government. With her determination and unwavering belief in justice, Avery races against time to expose the truth and bring the perpetrators to account. "While Justice Sleeps" is a gripping tale that questions the limits of justice and the sacrifices one must make to uphold it.

Stacey Abrams, the acclaimed author and political leader, masterfully weaves a narrative that resonates with contemporary social and political issues. Through Avery Keene's journey, readers are confronted with thought-provoking questions about the justice system, the abuse of power, and the fight for equality. "While Justice Sleeps" is not just a thrilling legal drama; it's a powerful commentary on the need for systemic change and the unwavering pursuit of justice.

As you flip through the pages, you'll be drawn into Avery's relentless quest for truth. Abrams's exceptional storytelling ability keeps readers on the edge of their seats, anticipating every twist and turn. The diverse cast of characters, each with their own motivations and secrets, adds depth and complexity to the plot. "While Justice Sleeps" is a compelling read that blends legal intrigue, political suspense, and a deep exploration of the human condition.

Don't miss the opportunity to delve into this captivating novel and experience the power of Stacey Abrams's storytelling. "While Justice Sleeps" is a must-read for fans of legal thrillers, political dramas, and anyone seeking thought-provoking and socially relevant literature. Immerse yourself in Avery Keene's fight for justice and question the boundaries of the legal system. Discover the gripping tale of corruption, redemption, and the enduring belief in the power of truth.


May 11, 2021