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Five Stars (8 reviews) on Amazon.com


What others have said about Unanimous Verdict:


"Unanimous Verdict . . . SOARS."

In working the case, the protagonist comes face to face with his latent prejudices, the bigotry of his family and being the object of narrow-minded views. Endicott, King and the victim's friend, Ezra Lowell, must travel not only into the deep South of the '50s, but they must delve into the secrets of a prominent family to solve the case.

Unanimous Verdict is a riveting yarn, and Endicott makes a sympathetic subject, who finds himself as he unravels a mystery. ... When taken as purely a thrilling murder mystery, the book soars ... A gripping, disturbing trip to the South of the '20s and '50s ... --Kirkus Discoveries professional review

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". . . an engaging tale of mystery, history, race, law, and love told by a great storyteller with grace and wit."

I had a hard time putting it down, but don't let that fool you -- Unanimous Verdict is not your typical easy-to-read murder mystery. It is an engaging tale of mystery, history, race, law, and love told by a great storyteller with grace and wit. Set in Washington D.C. in the 1950's with glimpses even further back to the 1920's in the South, the main character is forced to confront the issue of race -- and as the story develops so does this character's thoughtful understanding of race and race relations. Meanwhile, in the background, there is mayhem and murder, action and plot twists, and a little romance involving characters who are complex -- heroes with shady pasts, villains who are sympathetic -- they are real! This is a great story that makes you think about the past, how far we have come, and how far we still have to go with civil rights for all. Kristine A. Huskey, Amazon.com (five stars)

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