The mere accusation that Uncle Mike may have sexually touched his niece's daughter sets in motion an unstoppable chain of events. The mother wants revenge, and her own redemption. The police want a quick arrest. The District Attorney sees an easy win. Mike's family is forced to take sides as his lawyer tries to defend his innocence. Forgiveness and justice get lost in the mix. It is left to the jury.
Payne Edwards settled in Virginia after a professional career that took him throughout the United States and around the world. He is active in an entirely different career field. The Accusation is his first novel.
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