Dark Justice is a fly by the seat of your pants thriller that focuses on the lives of three women who find themselves with the task of saving the United Stated from becoming a disaster scene centered on the collapse of the electrical grid from the West Coast to the Eastern Seaboard.
Beginning with the automobile accident that killed the CEO of large conglomerate to the hospital setting where Hannah Shire, her mother Carol, and daughter Emily would find themselves on the night the lights went out, this reader could not wait to see how they story would end. The Shire family were innocent bystanders caught up in a conspiracy that covered much of the North American continent. The excitement builds as the both the local sheriff’s department and the FBI may be deep in the midst of the plot.
Though the Shire’s did not have the tools to break apart the conspiracy, it was their continued persistence that allowed those with the proper tools to bring the conspirators to justice. The story is well-woven story, partially told from Hannah Shire’s first person perspective, along with the transcripts of a Congressional investigation following the events of February 24th and 25th in 2013 and the third person description of the activities of the conspirators and the police. The three voices come together to make a believable story that might easily be found in tonight’s or tomorrow’s newspapers. One can only hope that the story remains just a story and not a New York Times headline in the near future.
The author has done a superb job of weaving faith into the story without drowning the plot in spirituality. Building a story with people that have real problems (e.g. alzheimer's disease) in the midst of their crisis takes talent - something this author has demonstrated in Dark Justice. Though this is not this authors first book, it is the first I had the opportunity to read. I was not disappointed.
This review is based on a free electronic copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review. The opinions expressed are my own.