Risking disbarment and criminal prosecution, Nora joins Owedia Braxton, Dexter's former teacher at the deaf school, in the cause of winning Dexter's freedom and finding the real killer. Their investigation draws them into a complex web of inner-city politics, gang warfare, and racial hatred. With rival gangs from the inner city and the suburbs hot on their trail, Nora and Owedia pursue an elusive gunman known only as "Mr. E" and find themselves entangled in an underworld of bigotry and violence and on the verge of uncovering a conspiracy of deadly corruption.
At once a page-turning thriller, a chilling look at a city in a crisis of violent crime, and a moving, finely drawn portrait of a fiercely independent young woman, A Criminal Appeal is a moral rollercoaster ride into the heart of American prejudice, and the debut of a bold, exciting new novelist.
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Beset on every front by inner-city gangstas who want the buck to stop with Dex and by big-city politicos who don’t want a freed Dex to turn into another Willie Horton, Nora ends up risking more than she’d ever imagined when she said hello to Carl Hinton.| Read Full Review of A Criminal Appeal
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