Justice by Another Name
by E.C. Hanes
My rating: 4 stars
Publisher: RaneCoat Press (March 1, 2017)
Publication Date: March 1, 2017
Print Length: 235 pages
Set against the backdrop of North Carolina’s powerful hog-producing industry, Justice by Another Name tells the story of Paul Reavis’s suspicious workplace death followed a year later by a senseless death of his young son Paulie. Lana Reavis, who believes her husband was murdered and her son the victim of deliberate negligence, enlists the aid of her long-ago boyfriend, Will Moser, who is currently chief deputy of Hogg County and the heir apparent to the local sheriff. As Will’s investigation unfolds, suspicious activities and cover-ups begin to emerge. All evidence points to Oris Martin, the powerful owner of Martin Farms, a huge hog-production enterprise and Hogg County’s largest employer, as the mastermind. Despite political pressure and physical threats to look the other way, Will continues his search for what really happened. Meanwhile, Lana, convinced that Oris will be beyond the reach of justice, devises a plan to avenge her family and destroy everything precious to Oris Martin.
Justice By Another Name by E.C. Hanes
His death was suspicious but the man with the power, the purse strings and the paychecks claims innocence of any wrong doing. One year later, when the late Paul Reavis’ young son died when a hog farm dam broke, flooding the area with toxins and poisonous gases and hog feces, the grieving widow is determined to prove either a conspiracy or a cover up and that the thriving hog industry’s false records and code violations are going to slowly kill off their North Carolina county.
When the Chief Deputy, Will Moser gets involved, he smells more than foul air and all fingers point to the Head Hog himself, Oris Martin. The problem? Getting people to come forward with the best kept secrets around because when people talk, strange evil befalls them.
Step into a world of inflated egos, power, prejudice and corruption as one man throws his weight around to create fear and the silence he so desperately needs while another is determined to bring justice to dead man, his son and his widow. JUSTICE BY ANOTHER NAME by E.C. Hanes is a gritty and nerved wrenching take on the power of blind fear and manipulation, all in the name of money. Any normal human would be gnashing teeth, being offended or feeling disgust, as this dark tale unfolds. Although written as fiction, just how often do we find these monstrous events are unfolding in reality? This author has done a marvelous job of raising some very intriguing questions and posing some terrifyingly vile “What ifs.”
I received an ARC edition from RaneCoat Press in exchange for my honest review.