Forty Acres by Dwayne Alexander Smith
Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Debut Author 'Amazing and unique.' WHOOPI GOLDBERG 'Like Grisham's The Firm (1991), Forty Acres pits a sharp legal mind against a deadly conspiracy of elites ... Highly recommended.' BOOKLIST Martin Grey, a smart, talented. young lawyer working out of a storefront in Queens, is taken under the wing of a secretive group made up of America's most powerful, wealthy, and esteemed black men. He's dazzled by what they have accomplished, and they seem to think he has the potential to be one of them They invite him for a weekend away from it all - no wives, no cell phones, no talk of business. But what he discovers, far from home, is a disturbing alternative reality which challenges his deepest convictions... A novel of rage and compassion, trust and betrayal, Forty Acres is the story of one man's desperate attempt to escape the clutches of a terrifying new moral order.