Gideon is a corporate attorney who abandons Silicon Valley following the execution of his pro bono client.
Mississippi Reckoning is a page-turner, particularly the First Act. The opening scene is high stakes and Zimmerman ups the ante for the entirety of it. Gideon and Kareem, his pro bono client, have standalone backstories; but they're not disconnected. I think each backstory reveals the capacity of Gideon or Kareem to become lethal, even if for dissimilar reasons.
Some of the Third Act is redundant because Gideon has rehashed the purpose of his trip for subsequent characters by then. The love scenes, further, are notable because they're a little long and sleepy.
It's not necessary for my enjoyment, but I love when fiction uses different writing techniques like letters, memos, and passages. Mississippi Reckoning might incorporate these techniques more than any non-graphic novel I've read.
A review of Mississippi Reckoning (Mitchell Zimmerman).
Original version posted to another platform on the date above.
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