Emma Thornton is back in The Redemption, C.L. Tolbert's second novel in the Thornton Mystery Series.
When two men are murdered one muggy September night in a New Orleans housing project, an eye witness identifies only one suspect-Louis Bishop-a homeless sixteen-year-old. Louis is arrested the next day and thrown into Orleans Parish Prison. Emma Thornton, a law professor and director of the Homeless Law Clinic at St. Stanislaus Law School, agrees to represent him.
When they take on the case, Emma and her students discover a tangle of corruption, intrigue, and more violence than they would have thought possible, even in New Orleans. They uncover secrets about the night of the murders, and illegal dealings in the city, and within Louis's family. As the case progresses, Emma and her family are thrown into a series of life-threating situations. But in the end, Emma gains Louis's trust, which allows him to reveal his last, and most vital secret.
About the Author
After winning the Georgia State Bar Association's fiction writing contest in 2010, C.L. developed the winning short story into the first novel of the Thornton Mystery Series, Out From Silence, which was published in December of 2019. Her second novel in the series, The Redemption, is set in New Orleans where she lived and worked for twelve years. Retiring after thirty years of law practice, she lives in Atlanta with her husband and schnauzer Yoda. When she's not writing, she visits her children and grandchildren as often as possible.