Over the last few years, I have considerably reduced the
number of thrillers I read, mainly because they all started
to sound the same to me, especially the legal ones.
Having said that, however, every once in a while, I am lucky
enough to find one that captures my interest and fully
engages me -- which was the case with THE LAST JUSTICE.
Firstly, the author created an opening chapter that
instantly grabbed me. I can never understand why authors
who write thrillers don't realize that we need to be
'thrilled' from chapter 1. It is obvious that Frazer knows
this as this chapter opens with a shootout in the US Supreme
Court with a killer who manages to escape.
This is the set up for a plot line that basically runs at
100 miles an hour and does not stop until its fitting and
THE LAST JUSTICE is well structured, with both events and
characters that are interesting and intriguing. I have to
admit that I could have done without the 'romance' part of
the book as I don't feel that it was needed -- the story was
strong enough to sustain itself, but this is such a minor
detail and in no way removed my enjoyment.
This legal thriller is a great ride, full of did not see
that coming' moments and with an ending that will surprise
THE LAST JUSTICE is wonderful.
Chaos erupts at the U.S. Supreme Court when an assassin guns
down six justices as they are hearing a case. Solicitor
General Jefferson McKenna, the government's top lawyer in
the Supreme Court, is appointed to the multiagency
commission investigating the murders. As Congress draws
battle lines over who will replace the slain justices, the
commission follows clue after clue, each one pointing to an
unlikely suspect in the conspiracy: McKenna himself. In a
desperate bid to prove his innocence, McKenna, on the run
with his deputy, Kate Porter, must track down a disgraced
law clerk with ties to hidden Saudi assets.
But their search leads to unexpected alliances, unearthing
dark secrets and corruption at the highest levels and the
people with clues to the riddle keep turning up dead. From
the marble halls of the high court to the inner corridors of
the West Wing, from the D.C. housing projects to the
desolate back roads of a New York Indian reservation,
McKenna and Porter are on a collision course with a shadowy
enemy who will stop at nothing to keep the truth buried.
From its explosive first page to its haunting conclusion,
The Last Justice explores the politics of law, the bounds of
friendship and love, and the frightening price of unbridled