TRUE JUSTICE is the 12th book in the Butch Karp legal thriller series.
“Lucy takes her spiritual responsibilities very seriously. And of course, in the current age, when people think there’s no such thing as spiritual responsibility, she has nothing to compare herself to, and so she may get herself painted into a corner.”
“I’m not sure I follow,” said Karp.
“Oh, I mean, two or three hundred years ago, a girl with her talents and predilections would have been in an order, with hourly guidance and a rule to follow. Think of Mickey Mantle being born in, say, Romania in 1830. The talent’s there, but there’s no cultural space for it.”
This is a keenly intelligent book, many cuts above the usual courtroom procedural. The most interesting things happen outside the courtroom–the moral dilemmas, the political choices, the bonds between parents and daughter. The pacing is as swift as the dialogue, the characters are piercingly illuminated, and the philosophical jousting is worth a room full of Jesuits.
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Los Angeles Times Book Review: ”Karp and Ciampi are smart, honest, and aggressive.”