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3.93  ·  Rating details ·  366 Ratings  ·  25 Reviews
This suspense novel asks what if a liberal Supreme Court Justice, and the all-important swing vote, has a religious conversion that changes her whole life -- and the way she views the law?
Paperback, 319 pages
Published October 6th 2002 by Zondervan (first published January 1st 2002)
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Andrea Montack
Mar 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Page Turner..

I made a challenge to read 60 books in 2016. I read from a wide range of topics and authors.. This is the best book I have read in 2016. Although it is based on Christian and moral principles,the author fully captured the other facets of the society that oppose those base principles. The book is well written and is hard to put down. Excellent job by the author..
One interesting note is how the supreme court is really affected by personal beliefs and not 100% law..for this reason diff
Jill Bratcher
Jun 02, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Bell excels in taking the reader inside the legal system, in this case the Supreme Court, that mystical bulwark of Constitutional law. As a middle-aged single woman I related well to Millie; I also totally "get" her strained mother-daughter relationship. I'm not completely convinced that politicians - and liberal media necessarily behave in the totally depraved manner portrayed...Oh, who am I trying to kid. Yes, I am thoroughly convinced.

Very good book!
Feb 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
I love books that make me think and learn new things and this one definitely did. It helped me think about the Supreme Court and how it should not be ruled by politics though it's decisions do cause political effects. It also led me to think about political corruption and it's affects on the law and government. It also reminded me that there is more than meets the eye behind the political and moral battles that go on in Washington DC and the fact that those who want to uphold the Founding Father ...more
Jan 19, 2010 rated it liked it
An atheist newly-appointed Supreme Court Chief Justice becomes a Christian. How this affects her views of law and the Constitution, and how her new opinions affect those on the bench and in government are part of how it all falls out. Add a bit of intrigue, a bit of romance, and a subplot involving an abortion case, and there you have it. Good enough, not great.
Feb 22, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I love John Grisham novels, and this is the closest to his works that I have found in Christian fiction. Very compelling story - a liberal justice of the US Supreme Court has a near death experience leading her to become a Christian. Imagine the repurcussions!
A must read if you like legal thrillers.
C. Clark
Feb 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
James Scott Bell's style is smooth, and I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Some places it moved a tad slow, or it would be a five-star story for me. I did not expect this book to be Christian in flavor, but I think it added to the quality of the story telling immensely. I think the ending might have been a little bit predictable.
Zacksmom Okon
Jan 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
WOW - Kudos to Mr. Bell for this beautifully written tapestry, interwoven and tied together (in the last few pages) as a satisfying gift to his readers. Highly recommended reading. Just when you expect a novel to drag out a little, he strategically places bits of enlightenment.
Wavey Cowpar
Dec 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this!
Pamela Trawick
Nov 28, 2009 rated it really liked it
Very good Christian legal thriller
May 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
TRUELY enjoyed thought processes of these character in a difficult and important issue. Well done by this Christian author, within a superbly constructed story line!
Apr 12, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good legal thriller with a twist and some surprises throughout.
Jul 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Good, clean reading. Suspenseful. I love Christian fiction.
Mar 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Very enjoyable!
Jan 30, 2009 rated it really liked it
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Good book...he writes in a vein similar to John Grisham, but not quite as suspensful.
Dec 06, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Definitely one of my FAVORITE novels. Great plot!
Gail Brown
Jun 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very thought provoking

I chose a five because this book kept me thinking. It was written in a believable way. It was just a good book to read.
Donalie Beltran
Sep 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great book!

You can't beat James Scott Bell. this legal thriller will leave you with answers and questions about the inner workings of our government systems. Awesome book.
Jan 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Bell is a master of his craft, and I love how God turned around the main character!
Sep 03, 2010 rated it liked it
It made me think about my own views on freedom of religion and abortion, which turned it into a thinking book instead of a silly romance book.
Nancy Johnson
I have enjoyed all of Bell's books so far.
Jan 31, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I'm not crazy about court case/lawyer-type books. This one was okay though.
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Took me a few times to get into it but then it it finally clicked and was a really good book .
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