The Emperor of Ocean Park, by Stephen Carter was a pretty enjoyable audio book. The reader is excellent, and the story managed to hold my interest. If I had a criticism it would be that the story seemed to take a while to get moving, but once it did it was a great story to listen to.
Judge Oliver Garland is a brilliant conservative judge from
, a black community on Ocean Park Martha’s Vineyard. His nomination to the Supreme Court was denied because of his business connections to an unsavory character. Feeling dejected, humiliated and bitter, he turns to alcohol and is later found dead of what appears to be a heart attack.
The judge’s son Talcott, a professor at Yale believes that his father’s death may have resulted from something sinister. Could he have possibly been murdered? Talcott is determined to uncover the truth even if it means risking his career. When a few more men turn up dead, Talcott follows some clues left by his father which open up secrets to his father’s past.
The Emperor of Ocean Park is an entertaining thriller that gives you a glimpse of different class structures, family secrets, murder, and a justice system that has gone wrong.
RATING - 4/5 - COMPLETED –
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