Books That Make You: Think about Justice

Books That Make You: Think about Justice

As the world watches high-profile cases and movements like Black Lives Matter gain even more momentum, important questions about the criminal justice system come to mind.

Our author today comes straight outa that world and into the world of writing. T.L. Bequette is a criminal defense attorney turned writer. Located in Oakland, California, most of his practice involves defending accused murderers. His outlook on the criminal justice system’s need for reform, the unbalanced jury selection process, and his fight for those receiving harsher sentences than they deserve, is what fuels his writing.

Good Lookin’ is his debut novel and weaves his expertise from the courtroom into the pages of a thrilling mystery. Bequette’s writing is inspired by his time in the courtroom where he has tried over 20 murder cases. His skill in delivering closing arguments and presenting the stories of his clients to the jury make him a master storyteller.

In the vein of writing what you know. Real life author T.L Bequette creates a story From the gang-ravaged streets of inner-city Oakland to the rolling hills of Berkeley, California. His attorney Joe Turner defends the most hardened criminals. Confronted with an unlikely murderer in a modern-day whodunnit, Turner’s latest case seems impossible to unravel. At its heart is a decade-old murder and a tangled web of family loyalty and devotion. Viewed through the prism of the unique bond of twins, “Good Lookin’ ” asks how far each of us will go to protect the ones we love.

Keep in mind that T.L. Bequette holds degrees from The University of the Pacific and Georgetown Law School and serves annually on faculty of the Stanford Law School Trial Advocacy Clinic. So, if you want to gain real insights into what it is really like in the “Legal” system, Sunday Night May 30 at 8 or 11 eastern is a good time to start. Join host Desiree Duffy and T.L. Bequette on