Simple Justice

Simple Justice

A Benjamin Justice Mystery

Book - 1997 | Bantam paperback ed.
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Random House, Inc.
Following the death of his lover and a scandal involving his Pulitzer Prize-winning article, crime reporter Benjamin Justice has fallen into a hazy, alcoholic reclusiveness, hiding out in the West Hollywood neighborhood known as the Norma Triangle. He is called back to the world of the living by an unexpected, and unwelcome, visit from Harry Brofsky, his former boss. Brofsky wants Ben to do some background work (strictly off the record) with another reporter on the investigation of a seemingly motiveless killing outside a local gay bar.

Sucked in for reasons even he doesn't quite understand, Justice finds himself back in the life of gay bars, spurned lovers, dysfunctional families, and tawdry secrets--all the things he had been trying to escape. While fending off passes from his sexy, young female partner, he finds himself falling hopelessly in love with the man he must ultimately nail for murder--a killing that turns out to have far more personal and political implications than a simple bias crime.

Simple Justice is a subtly plotted mystery that takes a piercing look at not only violent crime but violations of the heart and soul in the sometimes glamorous, more often dark and dangerous gay life of West Hollywood.

Baker & Taylor
After his promising career is destroyed by scandal, Benjamin Justice tries to redeem himself by researching a gay-bashing murder and enters a world of deceit and secrets that cause him to face his own past--the very thing he is trying to escape. Reprint.

& Taylor

Falling into alcoholism after the death of his lover, gay crime reporter Benjamin Justice is hired by his former boss to investigate a murder that took place outside a local gay bar, an assignment that forces him to confront his past

Publisher: New York : Bantam books, 1997.
Edition: Bantam paperback ed.
ISBN: 9780553575323
Characteristics: 274 p. ; 25 cm.


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