review of silenced justice
by joe broadmeadow
Because without Truth, there is no Justice!
Silenced Justice. The compelling new novel of corruption, greed, and the search for the truth
Lieutenant Josh Williams is back in this latest thriller from Joe Broadmeadow, Silenced Justice.
When his former boss, retired Lieutenant Chris Hamlin, asks him to reopen an old case, Josh uncovers the shocking truth behind an innocent man's death in prison. In 1972, Darnell Grey, accused of a series of rapes and a homicide, is beaten to death in the prison while awaiting trial.
As a black man accused of crimes against white women, a justice system intent on vengeance uses all its resources to secure his imprisonment. Evidence of his innocence is ignored, witnesses manipulated, and the truth locked away, putting him into a racially volatile prison system. With his death, his memory and the case against him fades into the past.
Determined to bring the matter to light, the deeper Josh looks into the case, the more dangerous it becomes for him and those he loves. Discovering a darker, more sinister conspiracy in play, Josh risks everything to uncover the truth.
A truth that unveils hollowness and corruption at the very core of government and our Justice System.
˃˃˃ A Must Read Police Thriller A black man, framed for crimes he didn't commit, is brutally murdered in prison and those responsible let him die along with the truth. Silenced Justice takes you into the behind the scenes world of the Justice system and those that use it for their own purpose. If you care about the truth, if you care about Justice, you need to read this book.
Joe Broadmeadow retired with the rank of Captain from the East Providence, Rhode Island Police Department after twenty years. Assigned to various divisions within the department including Commander of Investigative Services, he also worked in the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force and on special assignment to the FBI Drug Task Force.
Silenced Justice is his second novel in the Josh Williams series. His first novel, Collision Course, continues to garner rave reviews and is available on Amazon.com
When Joe is not writing, he is hiking or fishing (and thinking about writing). Joe completed a 2,185 mile thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in September, 2014. After completing the trail, Joe published a short story, Spirit of the Trail, available on Amazon.com in Kindle format.
The story opens with witty and realistic bantering between a married couple. There are hints of backstory from the previous book, yet, I did not find I lacked information to read the books out of order. The next scenes involved an assassination attempt and a car chase, which only posed the question: WHY? So I kept reading. I was delighted to see "Fatso" the typical mobster staying true to form. Also, I loved the backstory of him, as it gave more understanding as to his connections and left me wondering if he knew more than he claimed. The story soon twists into a "did the wrong man get punished for horrendous crimes", and the questions left me wanting more. That's all I'm going to tell you about the story--- read the book.
The writing style and mechanics were acceptable to me. There is a lot of dialogue, sometimes without any description or emotional narrative at all. This did not distract me, although I think it might do so for some readers. I loved the plots and subplots, and the twisted tale unfolded. The characters are likable, and held my interest. Sarcasm is often injected into the scenes, creating humor, interesting dialogue, and realism to the characters. I'm confident that Mr. Broadmeadow will continue to grow as an author and mesmerize fans with interesting works.