Murder or police brutality? This high-octane suspense novel from the thriller author critics hail as "one of the strongest thriller writers on the scene" delivers the verdict (formerly known as "Unreasonable Force.")
African American attorney William Thomas grew up with a distrust of contact with the police. However, he worked hard and made a name for himself as a successful lawyer. After leaving a ball game with friends, William is assaulted by police, and one of the officers is killed. Accused of murder, William calls his colleague, lawyer Brent Marks, to defend him. Can Brent convince the jury that the police have crossed the line between keeping order and police brutality? Can he formulate a defense for a client who he believes himself could be guilty? This modern-day mystery and suspense novel confronts the contemporary reality of tolerance, racism, prejudice, and violence in American society.
What critics are saying about this legal thriller:
"Kenneth Eade's novel is much more than it seems to be at first glance: it's not just a fast-paced story; it is a contemporary courtroom drama that raises important questions about tolerance, prejudice, and violence in American society. Readers will think about these questions and the characters' choices long after they will have finished the book." 3 tags
"An insightful and thought-provoking look into the politics of the criminal justice system." InD'Tale Magazine
"Kenneth Eade manages to tackle some important topics for today's American society: tolerance, prejudice, violence, self-defense. Readers will immediately relate to the main characters and try to find answers to the intriguing questions their actions raise. Yes, 'Unreasonable Force', is a fast-paced, action-packed legal thriller, but it's also much more than that. It speaks directly to the readers, drawing their attention towards what's happening around them, each day of their life." NY Books Examiner
"Eade is not only a brilliant writer; he also calls attention to the atrocities that surround us, hiding in our own closets. He has carved his niche in legal thrillers and thankfully is continuing this legal thriller series. Once you read an Eade legal thriller book you can only be eager for more." Grady Harp, Literary Aficiando
What readers are saying about this exciting crime thriller:
"A brilliant courtroom drama that focuses on relevant issues of racism, prejudice & police brutality and explores them in a thoughtful way." Jane R.
"An excellent book, once I got started I could not put it down. I got so involved I shouted out in the heat of the courtroom battles several times." Gordon Cooper
" I've read from critics and readers alike that he's the next John Grisham. I happen to be a John Grisham fan myself, especially when he's on a soapbox due to one social injustice or another. What sets Eade apart from Grisham is, although his books all have a backdrop of current social issues, he doesn't get on the soapbox. Instead he lays out his case like diamonds in a jewelry case and says, have a look for yourself. In my opinion, Kenneth Eade is a better writer than most lawyers turned authors, including Grisham, and the material is meticulously covered." George S. Stone
"A fun and imaginative story that has kept me excited reading it until the very end." Betty K.