Fate's Redemption

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In this gritty and suspenseful family drama from celebrated storyteller Keith Lee Johnson, three brothers find their professional and romantic lives veering out of control and heading toward a shattering conclusion.
Brothers Jericho, Sterling, and William Wise may be bonded by blood but otherwise life has dealt them very different hands. Jericho is a drug and munitions dealer, the leader of an elite group of former military personnel.
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Overview

In this gritty and suspenseful family drama from celebrated storyteller Keith Lee Johnson, three brothers find their professional and romantic lives veering out of control and heading toward a shattering conclusion.
Brothers Jericho, Sterling, and William Wise may be bonded by blood but otherwise life has dealt them very different hands. Jericho is a drug and munitions dealer, the leader of an elite group of former military personnel.
Sterling is an attorney who finds himself fired from his prestigious San Francisco law firm on the same day he's expecting a verdict on a nationally televised case that was supposed to make his career.
And William, a widowed psychologist and the youngest Wise brother, has spent the past five years alone but is finally imagining what it might be like to love again. Only trouble is, Terry Moretti, the woman he's dating, is white, and she can't seem to understand the societal and familial taboos that keep William from getting too closely involved.
Jericho has a whole other dilemma to deal with — one that could see him ending up in jail for a very long time. Meanwhile, Sterling's luck seems to turn around when he meets a mysterious woman who offers him the world — but is he willing to pay her price?
Keith Lee Johnson's twisting, riveting plot and crackling dialogue will captivate from page one. In the Wise brothers, he gives readers a trio of extraordinary protagonists whose choices lead them inexorably toward a stunning and unforgettable climax.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593090395
  • Publisher: Strebor Books
  • Publication date: 5/17/2005
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.31 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2006

    YOU GO BOY

    Mr.Johnson has done it again. I noticed Fate's Redemption after I read pretenses. This books was so good I could not put it down. All of his books are a must read. I'm now reading little black girl lost part two. Mr. Johnson please keep them coming.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2005

    Intelligent and Thought Provoking

    Fate's Redemption is a novel that allows us to peek into the lives of three successful brothers. This book is first and foremost a story about interracial love and the impacts it has on individual lives, society, and families. Fate's Redemption takes a hard honest look at race and answers the questions we really dont want to answer but that we know other races want to know. This novel is about race, love, and relationships. Keith Lee Johnson is a descriptive writer who I see as the next James Patterson, he can weave a tale of suspense and this book does a great job of getting you at the first page and holding your attention to the very end. This book will have you missing sleep to read. I give it 5 stars.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    this is a must read!

    this man is an amazing writer. i first read the series of little black girl lost. AND FELL IN LOVE! them i had to read more of his work. i think this is the best of them all. i really hope mr johnson writes a series on these brothers. i really love this book.

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  • Posted October 26, 2008

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    Fair Weather Readers Need Not Apply,

    Benjamin and Brenda Wise's (Little Black Girl Lost) sons are all grown and leading three very different lives. <BR/><BR/>The oldest Jericho, a natural born fighter, has made a fortune in the underworld of drugs and munitions dealing. <BR/><BR/>Middle child Sterling is a successful attorney and consummate ladies man. <BR/><BR/>William, the youngest, is an established and well respected psychologist. <BR/><BR/>William Wise is the focus of Fate's Redemption. The widower of five years has found himself attracted to a fellow colleague - a white colleague. This mutual attraction awakens many issues including generalizations, stereotypes, deep seated feelings and hard realities. Far reaching realities. Fate's Redemption is an "interactive" novel as readers along with characters must face their own perceptions of racism and interracial dating. It is a must read as it connects all of Keith's previous works. Fate's Redemption will have you talking long after you've read the last page. <BR/><BR/>Reviewed by: Toni

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2005

    Fair Weather Readers Need Not Apply

    Benjamin and Brenda Wise's (Little Black Girl Lost) sons are all grown and leading three very different lives. The oldest Jericho, a natural born fighter, has made a fortune in the underworld of drugs and munitions dealing. Middle child Sterling is a successful attorney and consummate ladies man. William, the youngest, is an established and well respected psychologist. William Wise is the focus of Fate's Redemption. The widower of five years has found himself attracted to a fellow colleague - a white colleague. This mutual attraction awakens many issues including generalizations, stereotypes, deep seated feelings and hard realities. Far reaching realities. Fate's Redemption is an 'interactive' novel as readers along with characters must face their own perceptions of racism and interracial dating. It is a must read as it connects all of Keith's previous works. Fate's Redemption will have you talking long after you've read the last page.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2005

    Intelligent, Thought Provoking, Entertaining

    This is the story of three brothers raised by a wise, intelligent, yet flawed father who instilled character, morality, and philosophical views into these men. Mr. Johnson cleverly weaves the stories of these individual brothers into an entertaining tale. William, a psychologist attending the Annual Psychological Convention is sabotaged at dinner by his four white associates who want answers to racial questions. Their pointed questions bring up his own prejudices as he finds himself in love with one of his white associates. Sterling, an attorney who is fired from his prestigious law firm just as he wins the biggest case of his life. He is fired for street talking in the office, but lands on his feet when a very wealthy woman offers to set him up in a new office with clients, help in becoming a sports agent, and a million dollars. All he has to do in return is insure that the pregnant girlfriend, who is black, of this woman's son, who is white and on the presidential track, gets an abortion and accepts 5 million dollars never to see her son again. Then we have Jericho, the eldest and the black sheep of the family - no pun intended. He owns a hotel and casino in the Cayman Islands, but he also is a drug and munitions supplier with CIA connections. He is having a few problems with the government and rival gangs, for lack of a better word. Jericho is a violent, in your face force, but adds much excitement to the story. Mr. Johnson conjures marvelously diverse, yet believable characters and puts them in a storyline with just enough twists and turns to keep the reader highly entertained. The street talk became a little overdone for me, but I am a white person and perhaps that is my prejudice. All in all, this is a good story yet simultaneously thought provoking with differing views on interracial relationships that will have you examining your own prejudices.

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