is a gritty insider's expose' of the corruption of the political and legal system. The author practiced law in Indianapolis for 30 years. It's also a love story about healing wounds and redemption.
Jack Ross is in a downward spiral. He leaves a prestigious law form out of idealism and personal pique. Then, his wife leaves. His partner abandons him for alcohol rehab. Jack is forced to turn to a petty criminal and an ambitious female reporter.
Jack falls from the top of the legal pecking order to become a desperate bottom-feeder. Salvation seems to appear in the form of a mountainous African-American preacher who claims to be a prophet. The case, at first seems to be just a matter of black folks and their street preacher being forced out of a neighborhood through gentrification. But the pursuit of justice turns up political conspiracy, real estate racial red-lining, kidnapping, and murder. A high price must be paid to learn the truth of Reverend Brown's prophecy.False Prophet
reveals the seamy underside of local politics and the legal system in Indianapolis. But it also shows how white folks and African-Americans can work together for justice. The love story is one of frustration and self-destruction, but ultimately understanding, reconciliation, renewed intimacy, and a baby.
Jeff Rasley practiced law in Indiana and the federal courts for 30 years. The legal case in the book involving the persecution of an inner-city preacher and his fight to hold on to land it took him 20 years to purchase is inspired by one the author handled. Characters and events are fictional, but based on Rasley's experience of representing clients ranging from Fortune 500 CEOs to crooks and crack heads -- the silk stocking and seamy under belly of law practice in Indy.
Other books by Jeff Rasley - Bringing Progress to Paradise; What I Got from Giving to a Mountain Village in Nepal
describes an astounding Himalayan adventure which becomes a critical reflection on the damage charitable giving can do to the intended beneficiaries.
The rest of the story of Basa Village, is told in Light in the Mountains - Namaste, Rakshi, and Electricity in a Himalayan Village
and its prequel India - Nepal Himalayas In the Moment
(an honest Three Cups of Tea).
Get out of the snow and mountains for close encounters with whales,outlaws, sharks, both legal and aquatic, through the lyrical Island Adventures.
If you enjoy sports action, history, humor, romance,set during the cultural revolution of the 60s, check out MONSTERS OF THE MIDWAY 1969: Sex, Drugs, Rock 'n' Roll, Viet Nam, Civil Rights, and Football. Pilgrimage: Sturgis to Wounded Knee and Back Home, a Memoir
begins with a motorcycle road trip to the Bacchanalia of Sturgis Bike Week,then takes a detour to the massacre at Wounded Knee, and crosses the ocean to a remote village in the Himalayas. Reconciliation is found back home in Indiana. GODLESS - Living a Valuable Life beyond Beliefs
makes the case that beliefs divide us, but values unite us. So we should fight religious and political violence with positive values. Hero's Journey - John Ritter, the Chip Hilton of Goshen, Indiana; a Memoir
is a meditation on what makes a real hero and a nostalgic reminiscence about childhood heroes. Polarized in the Time of Trump
mourns the unhealthy polarization of the US body politic and proposes a cure.