Pub Date 13 Nov 2018
Defense of An Other begins in the French Quarter with a day in the life of a young lawyer named Matt Durant gone horribly awry. After a few beers, Matt works up the courage to visit a gay bar, where he meets a stranger named Joey Buckner. When Matt and Joey duck into an alley behind the bar to take a leak, three drunks target them for a hate crime and beat up Joey, which forces Matt to attack and kill one of the men. Matt is then arrested for murder, thrown in Orleans Parish Prison and calls his boss for help, forcing him out of the closet. The novel then follows the course of his trial and explores its consequences.
"One of my favorite books ever.... I started the book and devoured it....I felt for this main character at every single vital moment of this book.... Mead really captures all of these feelings so effortlessly, which is why I was able to read the book within such a short amount of time. I wanted, no needed, to see what would happen.... I commend Mead for writing a truthful work of fiction. For creating something so refreshing honest, that it hurts.... This book needs, no begs, to be read." —Cassie at Revised Origins
"I have to admit that I read through this book in a little less than entire day because I was so into the story I just couldn't put it down." —Jessie at Infinite Pages
"Eye-opening" and "one of the best books I've read this year." —Teresa Kander at Book Babble
"I found Defense of An Other is an unputdownable nail biting read. 100% recommend this book to crime fans or those who are interested in a lawyer's world." —@fayerogersuk at Bookread2day