Is the life of a stranger worth risking your own life and the lives of your family? As a troubled child raised on the rough side of Baltimore, Joshua Broady thought he’d never need ponder such a question. Yet twice Joshua is forced to determine another’s fate.
Joshua Broady enjoys a happy, successful life, loved by his family and celebrated by his peers. But as a young teenager Joshua appeared a certain prison candidate. Fortunately the inspiration found from an unlikely friend altered his path, but not his destiny.
Joshua returns to the place that symbolizes a time in his past that has purposely been forgotten. Here he discovers a man on death row, whom he knows is innocent. Risking his own life, and the safety of his family, Joshua entrusts his account of events to a local detective, and through him discovers a community fraught with prejudice and deceit.
A conspiracy deeper than anyone could have imagined exposes itself. Only the forces urging him to stay silent match local cop, Billy Hamilton’s desire to see justice. His choices could very well determine if the truth will ever have a voice, if indeed he survives long enough to allow it.
Joshua soon finds himself unable to delineate his allies from his foes. All the evidence points to Joshua – but after twenty years lies still remain and Joshua still finds himself behind bars.
Not the best of scenarios for a black man in the deep south of white America.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I’ve had a life-long love of social justice stories and always gravitated to ones that inspire a change in perception. Characters demonstrating integrity, authenticity and selflessness, that go beyond themselves to do what’s right. Now that’s the kind of stuff that stirs the soul.
I love stories like; Mississippi Burning, Amistad, American History X, To Kill a Mockingbird, Dead Poets Society, Scent of a Woman and The Hurricane.
After working in a science based career for many years, the creative side of me was bursting at the seams. So with what energy I had left after work each night, I chipped away at writing a book that evoked the emotions mentioned above