Lady Justice in the Eye of the Storm


Fiction - Mystery - General
180 Pages
Reviewed on 11/17/2014
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Author Biography

Award-winning author, Robert Thornhill, began writing at the age of sixty-six and in five short years has penned eighteen novels in the Lady Justice mystery/comedy series, the seven volume Rainbow Road series of chapter books for children, a cookbook and a mini-autobiography.
Lady Justice and the Sting, Lady Justice and Dr. Death, Lady Justice and the Vigilante, Lady Justice and the Candidate, Lady Justice and the Book Club Murders, Lady Justice and the Cruise Ship Murders and Lady Justice and the Vet won the Pinnacle Award for the best new mystery novels of Fall 2011, Winter 2012, Summer 2012, Fall 2012, Spring of 2013, Summer 2013 and Spring of 2014 from the National Association of Book Entrepreneurs.
Many of Walt’s adventures in the Lady Justice series are anecdotal and based on Robert’s real life.
Although Robert holds a master’s in psychology, he has never taken a course in writing and has never learned to type. All 29 of his published books were typed with one finger and a thumb!
His wit and insight come from his varied occupations, including thirty-three years as a real estate broker. He lives with his wife, Peg, in Independence, Missouri.
Visit him on the Web at: http://BooksByBob.com

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lee Ashford for Readers' Favorite

Lady Justice in the Eye of the Storm by Robert Thornhill features the usual roundup of characters, but this story is perhaps more timely and relevant than all the others in this series. Thornhill has tackled the raw topic of young black men being disproportionately killed by white police officers. In an emotional and highly charged current event straight from the 6:00 o’clock news, Thornhill has superbly presented a balanced and evidently unbiased picture of the conflict from all sides. As with most things, there are more than just two sides to this issue. Obviously the friends and family of the ill-fated victim, and the friends and family of the officer involved, will have disparate points of view. Thornhill goes beyond those two givens, presenting the fears and concerns of the black and white communities in general. He further presents the POV of the law-abiding citizenry at large, with a bit of the POV of the law-breakers.

Lady Justice in the Eye of the Storm is a well-written, passionate, but logical, plea for everybody to walk a mile in another’s shoes. Thornhill encapsulates within this story a thought-provoking glimpse at his main character’s experience in a major hurricane. The reader cannot help but compare the resulting chaos with life in a hopeless, poverty-stricken, resource-deficient ghetto environment. Thornhill has accomplished a difficult task: he entertains while making the reader ponder the inequities of life. One cannot help but become more cognizant of the hand others may have been dealt in life. Lady Justice in the Eye of the Storm is not about politics. It is about human beings – their lives, their individual hopes, and their unique challenges. It is about becoming more aware of the unseen factors which can and do influence and shape individual lives. It is about the chronically ill “brotherhood of man”. Even if you have never read any of the stories in the Lady Justice series, and have no interest in reading them, Eye of the Storm is a book you cannot pass by. Please do yourself and humanity in general a big favor, and read Lady Justice and the Eye of the Storm by Robert Thornhill. The world could become a better place for it.