From Publishers Weekly
Mathis, a juvenile delinquent turned judge and courtroom reality show host in Detroit, Mich., delivers his unfortunate first novel, a trite thriller featuring a crusading Mathis as the protagonist. The action begins as Mathis uncovers corruption in the seductive form of ambitious assistant D.A. Carolyn Otto, who has begun an affair with Mathis's good friend, Gram Olson, in an attempt to swindle Gram's wife's money. Carolyn (whom Mathis refers to as "black widow" ad nauseam) reaches the apex of evil as she blackmails Olson and tries to bribe Mathis himself. Simultaneously, Mathis is searching for the killer of Sheila Morgan, a single mother who was decapitated. Unfortunately, the narrative is disjointed and comically hokey, and the prose is less than lackluster.
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About the Author
Judge Greg Mathis
is a national television judge. His inspirational life story of a street youth who rose from jail to judge has provided hope, entertainment, and legal insight to millions who watch his award-winning television show each day. Judge Mathis began his career working in politics and social justice. Prior to his judgeship, he worked for Detroit's city council and its mayor. He is an advocate for equal justice and currently serves as an official with three civil rights organizations. The judge helps troubled youth in and out of the courtroom. He has assisted thousands of families and youth for decades through his nonprofit agency. During his travels where he lectures on equal justice, he has received hundreds of awards and has been honored by numerous governors, mayors, city councils, and state and federal legislatures.