While Justice Sleeps TV Adaptation

Hello Gemmies, I have some exciting news for you today! The legal thriller While Justice Sleeps by Stacey Abrams is being made into a TV show! Working Title Television acquired the rights to While Justice Sleeps in a competitive battle and will adapt it as a television series. And there is more news! Abrams has also been contracted to write two more books to continue this series! I can't wait to read While Justice Sleeps and see the TV show!


Avery Keene, a brilliant young law clerk for the legendary Justice Howard Wynn, is doing her best to hold her life together—excelling in an arduous job with the court while also dealing with a troubled family. When the shocking news breaks that Justice Wynn—the cantankerous swing vote on many current high-profile cases—has slipped into a coma, Avery’s life turns upside down. She is immediately notified that Justice Wynn has left instructions for her to serve as his legal guardian and power of attorney.

Plunged into an explosive role she never anticipated, Avery finds that Justice Wynn had been secretly researching one of the most controversial cases before the court—a proposed merger between an American biotech company and an Indian genetics firm, which promises to unleash breathtaking results in the medical field. She also discovers that Wynn suspected a dangerously related conspiracy that infiltrates the highest power corridors of Washington.

As political wrangling ensues in Washington to potentially replace the ailing judge whose life and survival Avery controls, she begins to unravel a carefully constructed, chess like sequence of clues left behind by Wynn. She comes to see that Wynn had a much more personal stake in the controversial case and realizes his complex puzzle will lead her directly into harm’s way in order to find the truth.

Published by Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, While Justice Sleeps is available for purchase from all major book sellers. And if you act quickly you may be able to snag a signed edition from Barnes & Noble. What do you think of this news? Are you excited to see this story brought to the small screen? Let me know by leaving a comment below. Happy Reading and Viewing!