Blind Eye: A Benjamin Justice Novel

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Macmillan, Oct 15, 2003 - Fiction - 322 pages
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At thirty-two, Benjamin Justice was one of Los Angeles best known journalists. He had the respect and envy of his colleagues, the admiration of his employers and the ear of the city's population. Until he won the Pulitzer Prize for one of his features and everything came crashing down. Found to have invented the subjects of his piece, Justice was forced to return the Pulitzer, was fired from his job, and became a pariah to most of his former colleagues.

Now in his mid-forties, still considered a disgrace to his former profession, HIV-positive, and once again single, Justice has once again begun to put his life back together. Under contract to a major publisher to write his autobiography, Benjamin Justice is trying to put all the elements of his life into perspective for the first time. While searching out a priest from his childhood, Justice enlists his closest friend's fiancÚ - a columnist for the Los Angeles Times - to bring pressure upon the powers that be to reveal the long-hidden truth about this almost forgotten priest. Then his friend's fiancÚ is killed in a tragic hit-and-run accident and Justice is called upon to look into the mysterious circumstances of the too-convenient accident. Reluctant at first, Justice soon finds himself in the midst of a complex case involving a decades old child murder, a powerful and controversial Cardinal, and elements of his own dark past.

John Morgan Wilson's Edgar and Lambda Literary Award winning Benjamin Justice novels are amongst the most highly regarded and widely praised crime fiction to have emerged in the past decade. Now, in Blind Eye, Benjamin Justice returns in the most compelling and controversial novel yet in this not-to-be missed series.
  

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Review: Blind Eye (Benjamin Justice #5)

User Review  - Maddy - Goodreads

RATING: 3.75 Benjamin Justice's life could be characterized as one bad situation after another, with a childhood history of abuse. When he was 17, he caught his father molesting his little sister and ... Read full review

Review: Blind Eye (Benjamin Justice #5)

User Review  - Goodreads

I enjoy the voice of Benjamin Justice, mainly when he messes up (which happens frequently) and makes poor decisions. The mystery here was a little convoluted because there's so much going on. I wish ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
9
Section 3
21
Section 4
29
Section 5
45
Section 6
73
Section 7
83
Section 8
105
Section 21
211
Section 22
217
Section 23
225
Section 24
233
Section 25
243
Section 26
249
Section 27
255
Section 28
259

Section 9
117
Section 10
129
Section 11
137
Section 12
143
Section 13
151
Section 14
159
Section 15
167
Section 16
171
Section 17
181
Section 18
191
Section 19
197
Section 20
205
Section 29
267
Section 30
271
Section 31
275
Section 32
279
Section 33
285
Section 34
291
Section 35
297
Section 36
305
Section 37
311
Section 38
319
Section 39
329
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About the author (2003)

John Morgan Wilson is the author of four previous novels featuring Benjamin Justice and is the co-author of Blue Moon with Peter Duchin. He won the Edgar Award for Best First Novel for Simple Justice and the Lambda Literary Award for Justice at Risk and The Limits of Justice. He lives in West Hollywood, California.

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