Lethal Ambition

by Michael Swiger

Power. Murder. Corruption.

Young African American lawyer, Marcus Blanchard, has worked his entire life to get to this night—on the verge of unseating long-reigning, political boss Julius McGee in the Eleventh District Congressional race in Cleveland, he disappears as the final vote tallies come in, only to be found crouching over the body of his girlfriend. Did he strangle her? Or was he framed? He turns to the only man he can trust, his former law professor and mentor, Edward Mead.

Seventy-five-year-old Mead, still brilliant but struggling with the ravages of age, reluctantly takes the case. Clinging to the twilight of a once-distinguished career while shepherding his wife of fifty years through the merciless treatments for stage-four breast cancer, Mead is thrust headlong into the gritty underbelly of the inner-city, colliding with drug dealers and thugs, race riots and protests, and an all-pervasive political corruption that enslaves its citizens in poverty while sowing the seeds of division and hatred.

Ripped from today’s headlines, this fast-paced murder mystery wrapped in a legal thriller grapples with the complicated urban issues and unrest in African American communities across the country. This book will leave you exhilarated and entertained, breathless and shaken, but most of all it will make you think.

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Category: Mystery – African American