Justice For None: A Novel
Title: Justice For None: A Novel
Author: Daniel Lenihan & Gene Hackman
In 1929, Boyd Calvin, a 28-year-old shell-shocked World War I veteran stops by his ex-wife’s home and finds her dead in a pool of blood—so he’s now on the run. He lands in a jail cell next to George, a black man who’s been unjustly jailed. They become fugitives together and, with the help of George, Boyd briefly enters the world of early-20th-century black America.
In their second novel, Gene Hackman and Daniel Lenihan bring to life the harsh plains and smouldering courtrooms of the Midwest: the small town of Vermilion, Illinois, on the brink of the Great Depression. Boyd Calvin is a troubled World War I veteran on the run from the law, suspected of murdering his estranged wife and her lover. Only a female reporter for the Chicago Tribune and the head of a sanitarium for veterans are not convinced of Boyd’s guilt. Boyd joins forces with another wrongly accused man, an African-American, and the two begin to face their shadowed pasts while fighting against the odds of justice.