- Lynn Hesse
- A Matter of Respect
A Matter of Respect
The demolition of Africatown is imminent…
It’s 2003 in Warner County Police Department in Mobile, Alabama, and Officer Carly Redmund’s life looks bright. She applies to take the sergeant test and her new boyfriend treats her like a queen, but tragedy strikes. Her buddy, Officer Gerald Brown, is killed by a prisoner that Carly arrests off duty. The rumors fly she didn’t pat down the armed robbery perp, and the Alabama Bureau of Investigation agents want to know how the suspect could’ve had a knife in his possession. Somebody needs to shoulder the blame because the video of the murder at the jail’s sally port and pertinent parts of the printout on the call are missing.
Now, her personal life isn’t an easy situation either. Her sister, Lizzie, leaves her abusive husband and moves into Carly’s loft bringing along financial difficulties and the angst involved in a child custody battle. Awful family secrets come to light.
Carly follows the money trail on Brown’s case and finds corruption and deceit that put Africatown’s continued existence in peril, her love life in turmoil, and her belief in the justice system into question.