This is a novel even though it is based on true happenings. It flows beautifully. You want to like Andrew because he is a cop but you can’t since he is dirty. I liked Jameel from beginning to end. I don’t know if I could have forgiven Andrew the way that Jameel does but good for him. This book is very intense and it really draws you in. I received a copy of this book from Waterbrook Multnomah for a fair and honest opinion that I gave of my own free will.
Racial tensions had long simmered in Benton Harbor, a small city on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, before the day a white narcotics officer–more focused on arrests than justice—set his sights on an innocent black man. But when officer Andrew Collins framed Jameel McGee for possession of crack cocaine, the surprising result was not a race riot but a transformative journey for both men.
Falsely convicted, McGee spent four years in federal prison. Collins also went to prison a few years later for falsifying police reports. While behind bars, the faith of both men deepened. But the story took its most unexpected turn once they were released–when their lives collided again in a moment brimming with mistrust and anger. The two were on a collision course—not to violence—but forgiveness.
As current as today’s headlines, this explosive, true story reveals how these radically conflicted men chose to let go of fear and a thirst for revenge to pursue reconciliation for themselves, their community, and our racially divided nation.