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Published by Minotaur Books on March 21, 2017
Genres: Mystery, Legal Thriller
Source: a book tour
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A young law clerk finds himself caught in the crosshairs of a serial killer in this breathtaking thriller set in the high-pressure world of the Supreme Court, from renowned lawyer Anthony Franze.
Things aren’t going well for Grayson Hernandez. He just graduated from a fourth-tier law school, he’s drowning in student debt, and the only job he can find is as a messenger. The position stings the most because it’s at the Supreme Court, where Gray is forced to watch the best and the brightest―the elite group of lawyers who serve as the justices’ law clerks—from the outside.
When Gray intervenes in a violent mugging, he lands in the good graces of the victim: the Chief Justice of the United States. Gray soon finds himself the newest—and unlikeliest—law clerk at the Supreme Court. It’s another world: highbrow debates over justice and the law in the inner sanctum of the nation’s highest court; upscale dinners with his new friends; attention from Lauren Hart, the brilliant and beautiful co-clerk he can’t stop thinking about.
But just as Gray begins to adapt to his new life, the FBI approaches him with unsettling news. The Feds think there’s a killer connected to the Supreme Court. And they want Gray to be their eyes and ears inside One First Street. Little does Gray know that the FBI will soon set its sights on him.
Racing against the clock in a world cloaked in secrecy, Gray must uncover the truth before the murderer strikes again in this thrilling high-stakes story of power and revenge by Washington, D.C. lawyer-turned-author Anthony Franze.
The Outsider by Anthony Franze is a fast-paced legal thriller that will have you turning pages past your bedtime. Grayson (Gray) Hernandez is an outsider. He comes from a rough neighborhood, but he got out. He attended law school and is working at the Supreme Court delivering mail.
When he happens upon a mugging and helps the Chief Justice, Gray finds himself moved up as a law clerk. This is something Gray has been dreaming of, but things get much more complicated when Gray finds himself drawn into the FBI’s investigation into a serial killer’s Supreme Court connection.
I didn’t want to put The Outsider down! I found myself fascinated with the setting and learned more than I knew about how the Supreme Court works. I was immediately drawn into the characters’ lives and I was rooting for Gray from page one. If you enjoy exciting, edge-of-your-seat suspense and legal thrillers, Anthony Franze is an author to add to your must-read list.
The Outsider grips you from page one and leaves you breathless as you follow along with Gray’s story. The Outsider is well-written and the character development is an asset to the story. I highly recommend this book.
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