Revue de presse
"A thought-provoking novel that, like a wave, builds strength and intensity as it moves forward. Smith has done something special here using as his primary tools earnest, straightforward language and an eye and ear that probes bone-deep. This story will resonate long after the last page has fallen." (David Baldacci, #1 New York Times bestselling author of King and Maxwell)
"Wow! FORTY ACRES is a thriller in a class all by itself—brilliant and scary. The characters are masterfully well-drawn—Martin was so vulnerable and his confusion grew on me so that I ultimately cared and worried about him. I was on the edge of my seat!" (Terry McMillan, New York Times bestselling author of Waiting to Exhale and Who Asked You?)
"Top-grade suspense... [A] disturbingly powerful, well-wrought story." (Booklist)
“Bold… Entertaining… Intriguing.” (Publishers Weekly)
“On the surface this is a skillful re-imagining of John Grisham's "The Firm," but because Smith has made race an integral part of his narrative and its themes, he's elevated the book to a more layered read." (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
Présentation de l'éditeur
Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Debut Author
'Amazing and unique.' WHOOPI GOLDBERG
'Like Grisham's The Firm (1991), Forty Acres pits a sharp legal mind against a deadly conspiracy of elites ... Highly recommended.' BOOKLIST
Martin Grey, a smart, talented. young lawyer working out of a storefront in Queens, is taken under the wing of a secretive group made up of America's most powerful, wealthy, and esteemed black men. He's dazzled by what they have accomplished, and they seem to think he has the potential to be one of them They invite him for a weekend away from it all - no wives, no cell phones, no talk of business. But what he discovers, far from home, is a disturbing alternative reality which challenges his deepest convictions...
A novel of rage and compassion, trust and betrayal, Forty Acres is the story of one man's desperate attempt to escape the clutches of a terrifying new moral order.