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Book Title: A Cure for Night|
The author of the book: Justin Peacock
Date of issue: September 2nd 2008
ISBN 13: 9780385525800
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â€œThatâ€™s what the criminal law is: itâ€™s how the day tries to correct the nightâ€™s mistakes. Most of my cases, people have done something they never wouldâ€™ve dreamed of doing in broad daylight.â€
â€œWhat does that make us?â€ I said. â€œThe nightâ€™s janitors?â€
â€œWeâ€™re absolutely that,â€ Myra said, sipping her cosmo. â€œWhat else do we do but clean up after it? Thatâ€™s why weâ€™ll never run out of work. Not unless someone invents a cure for night.
In Brooklynâ€™s criminal courts, justice often depends on who has the better story to tell.
After a drug-related scandal ejects Joel Deveraux from his job at a white-shoe law firm, he slides down the corporate ladder to the Public Defendersâ€™ office in Brooklyn, where he defends the innocent and the guilty alike, a cog in the great clanking machine that is the New York City justice system. When his boss offers him the second chair to the savvy Myra Goldstein in a high-profile murder case, he eagerly takes it. The defendant is Lorenzo Tate, a black pot dealer from the projects who is charged with the murder of a white college student in a street shooting; and the tabloids have sunk their teeth into the racially tinged trial.
In this twisty and overwhelmingly authentic journey through the real Brooklyn, Justin Peacock paints a portrait of the law as a form of combat where the best story winsâ€”but whoâ€™s telling the truth and whoâ€™s lying are matters of interpretation. And of life and death.
This compelling debut novel announces Justin Peacock as a writer who enters the territory of Richard Price and Scott Turow with a fresh new take on urban crime and punishment.
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Read information about the authorI am the author of the novels A Cure for Night and Blind Man's Alley. I received an MFA from Columbia and a law degree from Yale. I live in Brooklyn.
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