Forty Acres

Forty Acres

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Martin Grey, a smart, talented black lawyer working out of a storefront in Queens, becomes friendly with a group of some of the most powerful, wealthy, and esteemed black men in America. He's dazzled by what they've accomplished, and they seem to think he has the potential to be as successful as they are. They invite him for a weekend away from it all, no wives, no cell phones, no talk of business. But far from home and cut off from everyone he loves, he discovers a disturbing secret that challenges some of his deepest convictions. Martin finds out that his glittering new friends are part of a secret society dedicated to the preservation of the institution of slavery, but this time around, the black men are called "Master." Joining them seems to guarantee a future without limits; rebuking them almost certainly guarantees his death. Trapped inside a picture-perfect, make-believe world that is home to a frightening reality, Martin must find a way out that will allow him to stay alive without becoming the very thing he hates.
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ISBN: 9781476730554
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Jun 16, 2015

If you looked at the cover of "Forty Acres", you might think it's a historical novel. You would be wrong. "Forty Acres" is actually a modern unputdownable thriller about a brilliant young black lawyer who's invited on a white water rafting trip by a secret society of wealthy black men at the top of their professions. What he's expecting is a wild ride on the river; what he gets is a wild ride involving an evil that had gone to history. No, this isn't a remake of "Deliverance", but it's a great adventure for fans of John Grisham and James Patterson. You'll never look at the reparations issue the same way again.

ChristchurchLib Aug 10, 2014

"Befriended by some of America's most successful and wealthy black men, a talented African-American lawyer working out of a Queens storefront accepts their invitation to a weekend getaway only to learn that they are part of a secret organisation that would promote white slavery." Thrillers and Suspense August 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/a29ef1be-0034-4294-98de-a41bf6022587?postId=b18f1914-360e-4962-9b7b-d06eb6c6fe57

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