Beyond Justice

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...A riveting legal thriller
....breaking new ground with a vengeance
... demonically entertaining and surprisingly inspiring.
~PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"...hits the ground running...handled by a deft hand."
~Adrian Phoenix, BENEATH THE SKIN (Pocket Books)

"This tense, fast-paced story of outrageous injustice, insidious evil, and looming disaster has everything the savvy reader ...

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Overview

...A riveting legal thriller
....breaking new ground with a vengeance
... demonically entertaining and surprisingly inspiring.
~PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"...hits the ground running...handled by a deft hand."
~Adrian Phoenix, BENEATH THE SKIN (Pocket Books)

"This tense, fast-paced story of outrageous injustice, insidious evil, and looming disaster has everything the savvy reader should expect, and more. [Graham] belongs to a new, emerging wave of writers who dare to color outside conventional lines. And he does so with style!"
~Glen Scorgie, THE JOURNEY BACK TO EDEN (Zondervan)

...a genuine page-turner with a twist that makes it stand out from most thrillers and legal dramas."
~Author Magazine

"...an exercise in faith, understanding, joy and mercy in their purest forms."
~Terri Ann Armstrong, Suspense Magazine

THE DESCENT INTO HELL IS NOT ALWAYS VERTICAL...

Sam Hudson, a reputable San Diego attorney, learns this when the authorities wrongfully convict him of the brutal rape and murder of his wife and daughter, and sends him to death row. There he awaits execution by lethal injection.

If he survives that long.

In prison, Sam fights for his life while his attorney works frantically on his appeal. It is then that he embraces the faith of his departed wife and begins to manifest supernatural abilities. Abilities which help him save lives- his own, those of his unlikely allies-and uncover the true killer's identity, unlocking the door to his exoneration.

Now a free man, Sam's newfound faith confronts him with the most insurmountable challenge yet. A challenge beyond vengeance, beyond rage, beyond anything Sam believes himself capable of: to forgive the very man who murdered his family, according to his faith. But this endeavor reveals darker secrets than either Sam or the killer could ever have imagined. Secrets that hurtle them into a fateful collision course.

BEYOND JUSTICE, a tale of loss, redemption, and the power of faith.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780984452606
  • Publisher: Dawn Treader Publications
  • Publication date: 4/27/2010
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 158,294
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Joshua grew up in Brooklyn, NY where he lived for the better part of 30 years. There he attended Stuyvesant High School and went on to graduate with a bachelor's and master's degree in music performance at the Juilliard School. As a musician (cellist) he has appeared on the stages of Avery Fischer Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and Carnegie Hall. Joshua has toured the United States, Canada, Egypt, Israel, South Africa and Jordan, where he appeared as a soloist on national television for a command performance commissioned by Queen Nor al Hussein.

For four years, he lived in Baltimore, MD where he studied and eventually received his doctorate from Johns Hopkins University. During that time he taught as a professor at Shepherd College (WV), Western Maryland College, and Columbia Union College (MD).

Today he lives with his beautiful wife and children in California. It was here that he began a decade long career in the IT field starting as a Support Lead and eventually becoming a Director of Operations. All the while writing fiction.

A member of the Oregon Writers Network, Joshua is a graduate of the Master Classes and professional writing workshops held by Dean W. Smith and Kristine Kathryn Rusch. Dean and Kris and the entire OWN, have played a huge role in his decision to become a writer.

Beyond Justice marks Joshua's fiction debut, but he has written other novels and short fiction under different pen names.

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  • Posted November 15, 2010

    Beyond Justice - Joshua Graham

    Sam Hudson is a modern day Job. He's had his wife and daughter murdered. His son is near death. He loses everything, but on the way finds something far greater than himself.

    This book at 400+ pages is not a light read. However, I found myself glued to the story. I started it on a Friday, and finished it the next night. The characters were honest and believable. The characters were memorable. I loved the characters of Priest and Possum, and felt sad when some characters died. The situations were feasible. I could see these situations happening to someone.

    You get to see a man go from being athiest, to having a strong faith in God. While this is labeled as a Christian Thriller, it's not as over the top as Tim LaHaye or a Kirk Cameron vehicle. While there are some areas, once Sam finds his faith, that lean towards sweetly sentiments, it also presents both sides fairly. If there is one slight drawback, It seems that Sam might have gone too fast from being a non-believer to having this extremely strong faith in God. Granted, for the purposes of the storyline, you don't see the whole transformation, but just seemed like a big jump. However, for those in it, who are non-believers, there is never a character that criticizes them, or tells them they are wrong to doubt. I think that's a good message.

    However, if you are intersted in Christian Fiction, and in Thrillers then I think you'd really enjoy this. While not overbearing like Tim LaHaye, it presents a beautiful message about faith and redemption. While there are some strong words here and there throughout the book, if I were to rate it, I'd give it a PG-13. I'd definitely recommend it though if you are looking for a thriller without all the sex and violence.

    26 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 8, 2010

    Warning: Don't Start This Book Unless You Have Time To Finish It!

    You really will not want to put this book down once you start reading. Mr. Graham grabs you from the first page and does not let go. Well written and expertly paced this book will earn a place on everyone's "keeper" shelf. I cannot wait to see what Mr. Graham offers us next.

    16 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2010

    Great Book

    I really liked this book. It definetly keeps your interest and makes you think. It was a mix between crime thriller and spirtual healing. Its a must read!

    16 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 24, 2010

    surprisingly GOOD BOOK

    I have never read a book from this author. As I got into it more and more, it was surprisingly good. I love the suspense of the story and although I was not expecting the spiritual aspect of the book but but it played into the story perfectly. This is a great read and would gladly recommend it.

    15 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 30, 2011

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    Highly Recommend!

    Joshua Graham has created an absolutely magnificent experience in this book. I did not put it down, from start to finish. He had me crying in the first chapter, confused, dazed, mesmerized, and astounded throughout the entirety, and sobbing at the beautiful, poignant ending. I was feverishly reading, unable to stop, but then completely saddened when the journey was over. I am pleasantly exhausted, after riding this emotional roller coaster, and I cannot recommend this book strongly enough. It is a must read!

    14 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 14, 2010

    Not my cup of tea

    There are messages of hope and faith in this book, but it's not what I believe in. This book is probably great for people who are looking for a message of hope and forgiveness,and who enjoy that all too pervasive "page turner" quality in popular, "bestselling" fiction. But I am looking for something dark, brooding,slower development, something more literary. This just doesn't fit the bill for me.

    13 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 12, 2010

    AWESOME!!

    Thank you Joshua for such a fabulous book and such wonderful characters! Once I started in this book, it took me less then a day to finish it, and its no short read!! i couldn't put it down! Suspense, legal thriller, with a ton of humility. While there is a Christian undertone to the book, don't let the religion sway you from reading this book. Its about family, even if they are not related by blood!

    11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 10, 2010

    Highly Highly Recommend

    OMG!!! Beyond Justice is an extremely powerful book. From the first page I was drawn in and didn't want to put it down. I am still thinking about this book today and I know it will always be on my mind. I read Beyond Justice on my Nook but I had to go out and buy a hardcopy. It has definitely earned a permanent spot on my bookshelf. Beyond Justice will remain with me always. Brilliant writing and a Brilliant Brilliant book. I have recommended it too everyone I know.

    11 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 5, 2011

    Beyond Belief--Don't waste your time

    If you're looking for a realistic legal thriller, well, this ain't it. Referring to this book as a "legal thriller" is even a bit of a stretch. What prosecutor goes to trial before the DNA results are available? What defense attorney opposes a motion to suppress DNA evidence before she's even seen the results? That could happen, right? Not likely, and that's the case with much of the plot. As a lawyer, I've seen my share of unethical lawyers, but I can't imagine any assistant DA who would risk his job--and his law license--impersonating a public defender in a hare-brained attempt to get a confession from a suspect, a confession that wouldn't be admissible anyway.

    If that's not unbelievable enough, there are the prison scenes. If an inmate could really casually walk out of a super-max prison with just a change of clothes and an escort in the form of a guard, we should all be very afraid. The few twists in the story are simply too weak to overcome the many flaws.

    Faith is too personal of a matter to merit mmessage much comment. So I'll just say that glowing Bible verses and angel ghosts don't square with my beliefs. If others find the message inspirational, then perhaps therein lies the value.

    Ultimately, for me, rather than being a page-turner, it took discipline to simply finish it.

    9 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2010

    Highly recommend this book

    A great read. Hooks you from the first page. I am telling everyone about this ebook. You will not be disappointed

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 6, 2011

    This one is a real page turner

    I enjoy Grisham and Patterson and I enjoyed Graham just as much. I could not put this book down and enjoyed the twists and turns of the story as well as the complexity of the characters. If I had paid for this book it would have been worth every penny. What a bonus downloading it for free and discovering Graham!

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 22, 2011

    fast paced, could not put it down! thought provoking

    A blending of Christian ethics and teaching without going overboard, thought provoking and very suspenseful. Went and bought all the books on ebooks from Barnes and Noble...price just right too!

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 8, 2011

    Fantastic Book!

    I literally could not put this book down! I'm not a religious person at all, and even though this is a Christian thriller, I found the themes of forgiveness, faith, and redemption to be pretty universal. It's 400+ pages, but the writing is very fluid and readable. I will be exploring other books by this author.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2010

    AMAZING READ!!!

    Bravo - I finished wanting more!!! Thanks for a great read. Once you start, you won't want to stop until the final page. Love, anger, bitterness, fear, faith, forgiveness - all rolled into one mans journey in finding himself and living life again. Thank you Joshua Graham for giving us Sam Hudson.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 16, 2011

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    Will Keep You Up Trying to Finish it

    This is one of the best books I've read in a while. I'm not usually one for crime books, but I had heard so many good things about this book, that I decided to pick it up. The first 50 pages were pretty hard to get through, because the action starts right out of the box. But things just become so intriguing and interesting, that I kept moving forward at a high rate. The last part is really good.

    The story is about a husband who comes home to find his family attacked - his wife murdered, his daughter raped and murdered, his son beaten, but alive and in a coma. Before long, he is accused of the heinous crimes. The only ones who believe him are his wife's former pastor and members of her church. As he fights to clear his name, the deck is stacked against him. But the journey teaches him many things about God's grace and mercy and power.

    What will happen when the true killer is found????

    A real page turner, especially in part 3. A surprise ending and much we can take with us as we close the book.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 26, 2011

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    Beyond My Expectations

    I read this on a whim, I picked up a few of his other short stories and I have to say I was definitely surprised with this one. The way Graham paced the story was great. It started strong, with plenty of twists, turns and WTH's to keep me swiping away at my Nook. The religious undertones were a nice touch and made the book all the more intriguing. I finished this in 2 days. I recommend to CourtTV and Forensic File junkies and any reader looking for a court room page turner with plenty of twists.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 21, 2011

    A definate "Must Read"

    I must admit I was a little leary this being categorized as christian fiction but found it an amazing legal thriller. It was hard to put down. I would recommend it to anyone looking for the likes of John Grisham. I actually found it a faster read. Thank you Joshua!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 30, 2010

    Excellent, Excellent Book! A Must Read

    What a wonderful book. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It has a little bit of everything. It starts off interesting and stays interesting all the way to the end. What an AWESOME BOOK!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 21, 2011

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    weird religiosity

    Starts well, but it seems the author is very confused about what constitutes "Christian" behavior and just writing a "guy story". Choose one or the other and just go with it. Well written for about 250 pages, but then it gets truly weird when the the hocus-pocus stuff starts. I stopped reading about 100 pages from the end because I just didn't care any more.

    5 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 30, 2010

    You will love this book!!

    This story is beautifully written with a true anointing. Joshua does an excellent job of merging mystery and faith all in a heart pounding, thought provoking, plot. In his freshman writing he has definitely set the bar of expectation and captured me as a life long fan.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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