Rogue Justice: A Thriller (Avery Keene #2) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 2 in the Avery Keene series.

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The #1 bestselling author of While Justice Sleeps returns with another riveting and intricately plotted thriller, in which a blackmailed federal judge, a secret court and a brazen murder may lead to an unprecedented national crisis.

"Abrams delivers another smart, zippy thriller." —Washington Post

"A thoroughly compelling take on the machinations of Washington and those covetous of power." —New York Magazine

Supreme Court clerk Avery Keene is back, trying to get her feet on solid ground after unraveling an international conspiracy in While Justice Sleeps. But as the sparks of Congressional hearings and political skirmishes swirl around her, Avery is approached at a legal conference by Preston Davies, an unassuming young man and fellow law clerk to a federal judge in Idaho. Davies believes his boss, Judge Francesca Whitner, was being blackmailed in the days before she died. Desperate to understand what happened, he gives Avery a file, a burner phone, and a fearful warning that there are highly dangerous people involved. 

Another shocking murder leads Avery to a list of names – all federal judges – and, alarmingly, all judges on the FISA Court (the United States Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court), also known as America’s "secret court." It is this body which grants permission to the government to wiretap Americans or spy on corporations suspected of terrorism. As Avery digs deeper, she begins to see a frightening pattern – and she worries that something far more sinister may be unfolding inside the nation’s third branch of government. With lives at stake, Avery must race the clock and an unexpected enemy to find the answer.

Drawn from today’s headlines and woven with her unique insider perspective, Stacey Abrams combines twisting plotlines, wry wit, and clever puzzles to create another immensely entertaining suspense novel.

About the Author


STACEY ABRAMS is a New York Times bestselling author, entrepreneur and political leader. She served as Minority Leader in the Georgia House of Representatives, and she was the first black woman to become gubernatorial nominee for a major party in United States history.  Abrams has launched multiple nonprofit organizations devoted to democracy protection, voting rights, and effective public policy. She has also co-founded successful companies, including a financial services firm, an energy and infrastructure consulting firm, and the media company, Sage Works Productions, Inc.

Praise For…


Praise for Rogue Justice

"A thoroughly compelling take on the machinations of Washington and those covetous of power." 
New York Magazine

"With Rogue Justice, Abrams delivers another smart, zippy thriller; in Keene, she’s created a dogged and determined hero who could take down a whole slate of bad guys between her morning latte and a late lunch."
—Washington Post

"Abrams excels at showing how power and the desire for revenge can twist people into the worst versions of themselves."
—The New York Times Book Review

"Featuring the memorable protagonist Avery Keene, this book is an absolutely riveting, suspense-filled journey that challenges the mind with daring plot twists and turns. It equally compels us to think about the implications of law on our global, technologically driven society during tense moments in time."
—Bloomberg

"A fleet-footed, spine-chilling narrative.... Abrams is an assured writer and a boffo storyteller who makes diverting use of her knowledge of the American justice system. All politics aside, Rogue Justice is a nonpartisan thrill ride."
—Shelf Awareness

"Rogue Justice is creative and fast-paced... it provides the page-turning suspense that is the hallmark of a well-done mystery."
—The Post and Courier

"Abrams' appealing characters ground this frenetic thriller in wry humor and heart." 
Booklist

"Former Georgia representative Abrams parlays her political knowledge into a complex and highly entertaining thriller....stuffed with genuinely surprising twists.... Political junkies and thriller fans alike will eagerly anticipate the next installment."
Publishers Weekly

Praise for
While Justice Sleeps

"Supremely entertaining...A page-turner, plot-driven in the extreme...It succeeds brilliantly."
The Boston Globe

"Stacey Abrams delivers a taut, twisty thriller, drawing the reader into the hallowed halls of the Supreme Court along the strands of a complex web of politics, raw ambition and deadly deception."
—Nora Roberts, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Come Sundown

"While Justice Sleeps is a mesmerizing legal thriller that does the rare thing: It uses the novel to get at the truth. Stacey Abrams is a powerful new voice in fiction."
—Michael Connelly, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Harry Bosch series

"In While Justice Sleeps, Stacey Abrams firmly establishes herself as a powerful new player in the crime thriller space, with her heroine Avery providing a voice to women everywhere. Twisty, clever and full of surprises, this will be one to watch this Spring. Abrams proves she is not only a force for change in politics but a force to be reckoned with in fiction, too."
—Karin Slaughter, New York Times bestselling author of Pretty Girls

"Glossy, gritty, breathlessly suspenseful, effortlessly authentic, and altogether wonderful. Why am I not surprised?”
—Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series

"Abrams’ debut is a pip of a thriller - a sweaty-palm sprint through the hidden corridors of government and the shadowy streets of DC.  I fervently hope she will write many more."
—Kathy Reichs, author of the Temperance Brennan Bones series

"While Justice Sleeps is one of the best political thrillers I’ve read in years. It checks all the boxes: roller-coaster plot twists and turns, a fascinating look behind the scenes of the Supreme Court and other Washington institutions, nods to the latest trends in tech and medicine, and, most important of all, an utterly compelling main character, Supreme Court clerk Avery Keene. Author Abrams has given us a book that demands to be read in one sitting!"
—Jeffery Deaver, author of The Bone Collector and Hunting Time

"A killer thriller. Loaded with legal intrigue, corrupt politicians, and the history of chess, Abrams proves why the most powerful piece on the board is the Queen. Well played and so much fun."
—Brad Meltzer, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle

"While Justice Sleeps is a legal thriller of the highest order. Its crisp prose and high-octane plot call to mind the best of John Grisham, but Avery Keene is a fresh, modern heroine entirely of Abrams' own making. Abrams is now on my 'automatic pre-order' list of authors. An absolutely phenomenal read."
—Cristina Alger, New York Times bestselling author of Girls Like Us

"When it comes to the law and the fight to save democracy, Stacey Abrams knows what she's talking about. While Justice Sleeps also proves that she knows how to craft a compelling and suspenseful mystery."
—Mark Billingham, bestselling author of the Tom Thorne series


Product Details
ISBN: 9780385548328
ISBN-10: 038554832X
Publisher: Doubleday
Publication Date: May 23rd, 2023
Pages: 368
Language: English
Series: Avery Keene