Calamity Of Souls TPB

by David Baldacci | 11 April 2024
Paperback

Set in the tumultuous year of 1968 in southern Virginia, a racially-charged
murder case sets a duo of white and Black lawyers against a deeply unfair system
as they work to defend their wrongfully-accused Black defendants in this
courtroom drama from the number one bestselling author David Baldacci.
Jack Lee is a white lawyer from Freeman County, Virginia, who has never done
anything to push back against racism, until he decides to represent Jerome
Washington, a Black man charged with brutally killing an elderly and wealthy white
couple. Doubting his decision, Lee fears that his legal skills may not be enough to
prevail in a case where the odds are already stacked against both him and his client.
And he quickly finds himself out of his depth when he realizes that what is at stake is
far greater than the outcome of a murder trial.
Desiree DuBose is a Black lawyer from Chicago who has devoted her life to furthering
the causes of justice and equality for everyone. She comes to Freeman County and
enters a fractious and unwieldy partnership with Lee in a legal battle against the
best prosecutor in the Commonwealth. Yet DuBose is also aware that powerful
outside forces are at work to blunt the victories achieved by the Civil Rights era.
Lee and DuBose could not be more dissimilar. On their own, neither one can stop the
prosecution’s deliberate march towards a guilty verdict and the electric chair. But
together, the pair fight for what once seemed impossible: a chance for a fair trial and
true justice

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Set in the tumultuous year of 1968 in southern Virginia, a racially-charged
murder case sets a duo of white and Black lawyers against a deeply unfair system
as they work to defend their wrongfully-accused Black defendants in this
courtroom drama from the number one bestselling author David Baldacci.
Jack Lee is a white lawyer from Freeman County, Virginia, who has never done
anything to push back against racism, until he decides to represent Jerome
Washington, a Black man charged with brutally killing an elderly and wealthy white
couple. Doubting his decision, Lee fears that his legal skills may not be enough to
prevail in a case where the odds are already stacked against both him and his client.
And he quickly finds himself out of his depth when he realizes that what is at stake is
far greater than the outcome of a murder trial.
Desiree DuBose is a Black lawyer from Chicago who has devoted her life to furthering
the causes of justice and equality for everyone. She comes to Freeman County and
enters a fractious and unwieldy partnership with Lee in a legal battle against the
best prosecutor in the Commonwealth. Yet DuBose is also aware that powerful
outside forces are at work to blunt the victories achieved by the Civil Rights era.
Lee and DuBose could not be more dissimilar. On their own, neither one can stop the
prosecution’s deliberate march towards a guilty verdict and the electric chair. But
together, the pair fight for what once seemed impossible: a chance for a fair trial and
true justice

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