Genre: Literary Fiction
“Sandy and Xavier are young, accomplished, and happily married living their American dream. Xavier is Sandy’s protector while Sandy’s ambition inspires her husband. Together they’ve forged the perfect life together. Or so they thought, until a tragedy in the couple’s affluent suburb causes a ripple effect that will forever change their world.
The effects of the incident permeate to D.C.’s halls of justice – threaten democracy as we know it and the relationship Sandy and Xavier once thought they had. Deception and repressed rage spawn a murdering spree that forces battle lines to be drawn and everyone must choose a side. The burden of swift and commensurate justice falls upon a D.C. jury charged with delivering the country from the threat of total anarchy.
Blood will be spilled. Bodies will drop. Yet, regardless the jury’s verdict, America will never be the same again.”
“T.H. Moore is a Southwest Philadelphia native who relocated to Camden, New Jersey at the age of ten. He's an active member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Morgan State University. His career as an Information Technology Consultant and Real-Estate investor has afforded him the opportunity to travel to many countries all over the world as well as the majority of the United States.”
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I feel like saying very much about this story will be a spoiler. The basics are that Sandy (a doctor) and her husband Xavier (a police officer) are a happily married couple. But when a police officer shoots a person of color under questionable circumstances and Sandy realizes how easily this could have been her, Xavier, or others in their community, things get shaken up.
This story looks at a long-time issue in the US of law enforcement appearing to be too quick to pull the trigger and then suffering no consequences. I Am is an intense, educational and thought-provoking tale.
Some adult language.
Review is based on an advanced reader copy. Can not judge the final product in this area.
Rating: **** Four Stars
Reviewed by: BigAl
Approximate word count: 70-75,000 words