Sandy dozed intermittently with her head on Jon's shoulder as they headed west on IH-10. She thought about the changes that had just occurred in her life: her father's death, quitting her teaching job in New Orleans, and packing all her belongings in the U-Haul truck in which she was riding. Her mind then raced to the changes that were to come: her marriage to Jon, moving to the town of Richmond, Texas, and the effect that the community would have on her and she would have on the town. However, things don't always turn out as planned. Sandy could not have foreseen the arrest of Jon's partner for murder, the teenage marijuana ring, or the complete perversion of justice about to take place.
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Something is going on in Richmond and attorney Jon Miller and his new bride, Sandy are thrown headlong into the intrigue and perversion of the political machine powering the town. Annual events are marred with murder, but the rush to justice indicts an innocent man, all to keep the dirty little secrets of the good ole boys in power. A teenage party turns drug bust, but why weren’t the traffickers arrested? Are law and order a thing of the past in Richmond? Will Sandy’s inquisitive nature dig up more questions than answers? What evil lurks behind the small town charm and why is justice turning a blind eye? Justice Perverted by Dee Wilbur is an old-fashioned, down home mystery, that straddles the line between Andy of Mayberry and Law and Order with its folksy dialogue, and spicy newlywed sexual tension. The plot has some great twists and turns that fit into that “small town” feel. The side stories regarding the lives of the supporting characters breathe life, dimension and real-time issues into this little mystery. From moments of sadness to moments of light humor, these characters lived lives outside the events that were doomed to overshadow the “security” of small town living. There were times that phrases were spoken that felt too old for the characters, but I found myself enjoying the memories of hearing them from adults as I was growing up! I’m going to say, that those who enjoy an easy pace to their mystery without that overly dark and foreboding feel, Justice Perverted should be a great fit!