The Heavens May Fall
Fiat justitia ruat caelum is a Latin phrase that means to do justice though The Heavens May Fall. Boady Sanden takes that very seriously, and even though he hasn’t practiced law since the death of an innocent client, he takes the case of his old friend and fellow lawyer Ben Pruitt. Ben is accused of killing his wife, Jennavieve, and the case against him looks pretty solid. The lead investigator on the case is Max Rupert, another old friend of Boady’s, who has his own demons to deal with, mainly the hit-and-run death of his wife four years earlier. This case is going to test Max and Boady’s friendship to the limits as they oppose each other, both thinking they are right in the search for justice.
What an amazing, well-written story. To hear the story told from both sides was phenomenal. Both Boady and Max were so rich in character it was easy to become attached to them as they worked through their different struggles. The tension between them as the trial took place was almost palpable. Every page called to me as I waited to see whether or not Ben actually killed his wife.
It was very apparent that the author has been a criminal defense attorney. Prior to this book, I was not aware of all the work that the defense has to do before a case and how crucial it is to have a game plan as they go to trial. I think a lot of times defense attorneys get a bad reputation. This book made me realize that things aren’t always cut and dried, and we need someone to fight for us and for justice though The Heavens May Fall.
Seventh Street Books