By Alan Miller
A 2022 release from
Here’s a relatively rare kind of government corruption story. It requires a good understanding of the most procedurally obscure of our federal institutions, the Supreme Court of the United States. The author definitely has that, as well as conditionally strong perceptions of some of the more established norms of D.C. society and its social conflicts.
The kidnapping of an associate justice, his brazen, action-filled rescue and the odd murder of a member of the staff of the Court all play into some nasty maneuvering around a soon-to-be-announced end-of-term decision.
Several well-drawn characters from inside and outside law enforcement play pivotal roles in the resolution of the conflict, the pace is admirable and the surprising blend of a number of roles add to the spice of the story which nicely and precisely concludes as one might expect of a positive novel.