For his entire life, former Chief Justice Joseph Annan has his eyes on his country’s top prize: the presidency of Ghana. And this time, he will stop at nothing to ensure the title is his alone. But can he stop his world from falling apart in the process?
The Justice: God. Country. Family is Boakyewaa Glover’s searing political thriller that follows a career politician in his last gasp for the highest honor, as friends, foes, and family are embroiled is his relentless, no-holds-barred play for power. It’s a gripping contemporary look at Ghana culture that is sure to enthrall political enthusiasts, as well as fans of romantic fiction and mystery thrillers.
After four years in semi-retirement, the esteemed justice has put in his bid to be the next president of Ghana. Beloved throughout the country, Annan is widely celebrated as a principled, strong leader, who is intensely dedicated to his country. However, the long-adored icon harbors secrets that begin to surface soon after his bid. At his side is his razor-sharp Chief of Staff Caleb Osei, whose commitment to the cause is unflappable, and the most powerful advocate of all, his best friend and former President Samuel Yara. However, his challenges are just as formidable. His wife Adubea is emotionally unhinged after finding her twin sister murdered, and his daughter Abby has become entangled in a scandalous affair that could upend his campaign. And, there are past deeds involving the justice himself that have never been fully explained. As the stakes rise ever higher, the justice finds his carefully woven public persona unraveling before his own eyes.
With a high-octane pace and page-turning intrigue, this rare view of the forces at play in contemporary Ghana will leave readers hungry to piece together the fragments of deception. It’s riveting reading packed with spellbinding action, steamy romance, and a sizable dose of drama, Ghana-style.
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Boakyewaa Glover is the author of three novels: Circles (2009), The Justice (2013), and Tendai (2013). She also maintains a blog that features her short stories, poems, articles, and movie reviews. The author’s love of writing began as early as the age of six, when she collected scraps of paper on which to write down her stories. Professionally, she is currently the regional change management manager for Newmont Ghana Gold Limited. She also serves as the group director for Minds on Fire Group, a publishing, entertainment, and creative lounge company.
Glover has previously worked as a news anchor and presenter for TV3 and Metro TV, and as an organizational psychologist and consultant for various consulting firms in New York, Washington, D.C. and Atlanta. She is a graduate of the University of Ghana and earned a master's degree in psychology from New York University.