"Well written, suspense thrilling police procedural"
Danny Cavanaugh is a white Irish police officer in
Detroit who became assimilated into the black culture when
he was five years old and just one of three white children
in the entire school. If one were to close their eyes and
listen to Danny talk, they would hear the voice of an
African-American male. He is in a long-term relationship
with a black woman and his partner on the force as well as
his best friend is black.
Danny doesn't have a prejudiced bone in his body but
race suddenly becomes an issue with his girlfriend who
attends law school and wants to hang around educated black
people. Race is also taking over his professional life.
Somebody is carefully and methodically killing light
skinned blacks and the FBI profiler on the case thinks the
perpetrator is a light skinned black man. Danny has a
whole load of suspects to draw upon but their killer is
leaving no clues behind so the police, including Danny work
the street to apprehend the killer.
On the surface COLORS OF JUSTICE is a well written,
suspense thrilling police procedural, but in reality it is
the dissection of an individual's heart, a good person who
made peace with his world until those closest to him
challenged his moral beliefs. There never was and never
will be again a hero quite like Danny Cavanaugh, a truly
color blind soul.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted December 2, 2001