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A calamity of souls / David Baldacci.

Baldacci, David, (author.).

"Set in the tumultuous year of 1968 in southern Virginia, a racially-charged murder case sets a duo of white and Black lawyers against a deeply unfair system as they work to defend their wrongfully-accused Black defendants. When two wealthy white landowners are found dead, the whole country immediately thinks it must be Jerome Washington, the hired help, who killed them. He was standing over the bodies when the police responded to an anonymous call and the only one on the property at the time of death. As far as the state is concerned, it's an open and shut case. Jack Lee, born and raised in Freeman County, knows that every man deserves a solid defense and agrees to be Jerome's lawyer, against everyone's better judgement. But as the facts of the case unfold, it becomes more and more obvious to Jack that this trial isn't about uncovering the truth and is instead a racially charged set up. And the whole town is calling for Jerome to receive the death penalty. Jack is soon ensnared in a system that's doing everything it can to prevent him from saving Jerome's life, and even he thinks all is lost. Then Desiree DuBose, a lawyer from up North with a social justice agenda, comes to town and quickly joins as co-council, blasting the case all over the news to gain support. But the citizens of Freeman County don't want to wait for the final verdict and Jack and Desiree find themselves in the crosshairs. Jack will need to stop at nothing to prove that Jerome is innocent even at the risk of his own life ... and his family's"-- Provided by publisher

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  • ISBN: 9781538766477
  • ISBN: 1538766477
  • Physical Description: x, 656 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2024.
Subject: Murder > Investigation > Fiction
Trials (Murder) > Fiction.
Racism against Black people > Fiction.
Racism in criminal justice administration > Fiction.
Racism in law enforcement > Fiction.
Capital punishment > Fiction.
African American women lawyers > Fiction.
Thriller fiction.
Suspense fiction
Virginia > Fiction.
Large print books.
Genre: Legal fiction.
Large print books.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Legal fiction (Literature)
Historical fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction).

Available copies

  • 1 of 7 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System. (Show)
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Easton Area Public Library System.


  • 17 current holds with 7 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Easton Main Library BALDACCI (Text) 31901004793651 New Large Print Fiction Checked Out 06/05/2024
Easton Palmer Branch BALDACCI (Text) 31901004785913 New Large Print Fiction Checked Out 05/30/2024

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