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Color of Justice

Color of Justice

A Novel

Can a young prosecuting attorney rescue his brother from death row before it’s too late?

At the age of one, James was adopted by his grandparents and raised as their own. He never knew the truth about his biological parents or that he had an older half brother who was left to fend for himself on the streets.

Flourishing as a prosecuting attorney twenty-seven years later, James meets Warren on death row, two weeks away from execution for the rape and murder of a white woman. Warren is innocent, but can James do anything to save his brother’s life?
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  • Strebor Books | 
  • 384 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781593093266 | 
  • January 2014
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I always loved this feeling. The nervous energy that starts on the inside. That moment of anticipation, when you know you’re on the verge of completing your mission and execution determines success or failure. There was an adrenaline rush I had become accustomed to playing college football at Eastern State University, but this was one of the few times I experienced that rush as a prosecutor.

I have prosecuted a number of cases. They were cakewalks; usually of the open-and-shut variety. I’d worked on several high-profile cases, but that was primarily doing research or as second chair. This was the... see more

About the Author

J. Leon Pridgen II
Patricia Roseman

J. Leon Pridgen II

J. Leon Pridgen II is an author and actor. He currently lives outside of Charlotte, North Carolina, with his family. He has performed in a number of film, TV, and stage productions. He is also a veteran of the US Army and was stationed at Fort Bragg with the 82nd Airborne Division.




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