Scales of Justice ultimately is a story of a man who is used to delivering his own type of justice and struggles with charting a new path.


About The Book

Publication Date: September 7, 2023

Top assassin Graham Turner walks a delicate line as he tries to secretly solve the mystery of his parents’ “accidental” deaths. The truth is buried deep within a child’s forgotten past and an organization that demands secrecy and absolute devotion. His main obstacle is William Allen, Graham’s boss and legal guardian. A master of manipulation and control, William pits Graham and his brother Robert against one another like pawns on a chessboard. William’s idea of justice is kill or be killed.

Just as Graham discovers the identity of his parents’ murderer and sets out to exact his revenge, he falls in love and develops a conscience. Graham must choose between love or loyalty, forgiveness or revenge. In a world of gray, Graham must find the line between black and white, wrong and right.

Follow the parallel stories of Graham and his father, two assassins who become their own worst enemies.


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A repressed memory holds the key to unlocking the past for a top killer for hire, threatening to change everything.

Author Mitchell S Karnes delivers an intriguing story in Scales of Justice. It’s unusual to root for the bad guy, but in this case, Graham Turner is the lesser of the two evils.

His identity has been crafted by his boss and legal guardian, William. When Graham and his brother, Robert, are pitted against each other in a brutal standoff, Graham knows William has gone too far.

As he gets glimpses of his childhood, a dual storyline unfolds featuring Graham’s late father. All the pieces start falling into place, forcing Graham to question everything.

Although the cover image lacks appeal, the story provides an intense adventure full of murder and mayhem.

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About The Author

Mitchell S Karnes is a husband, father of seven, and grandfather of nine. Mitchell uses his experience and insights as a minister, counselor, and educator to write and speak on challenging issues and concerns with an ever-growing audience. He has published five novels, three short stories, a one-act play, and numerous Bible study lessons. He is now working on a new series featuring Abbey Rhodes, a Nashville Homicide Detective.

Through two separate battles against Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, God has given Mitchell a new perspective on life that challenges him to create stories to not only entertain audiences but call them to action. Mitchells mission is to reach and reconcile those who have been disillusioned with God and His church and inspire the church to live out the love of Christ Jesus in a broken and hurting world.


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05/13 Review @ Country Mamas With Kids
05/14 Showcase @ Books, Ramblings, and Tea
05/15 Showcase @ Guatemala Paula Loves to Read
05/16 Review @ Hott Books
05/17 Review @ Elicias Book Haven
05/17 Teresa Trent’s Books to the Ceiling Podcast

05/23 Review @ Novels Alive
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05/27 Guest post @ Mystery, Thrillers, and Suspense
05/30 Showcase @ Celticladys Reviews
06/03 Review @ Pat Fayo reviews
06/06 Review @ Book Reviews From an Avid Reader
06/17 Book Talk with Fran Lewis Radio Interview
06/17 Review @ Just Reviews
09/20 Mysteries to Die For: Toe Tags Podcast


Amy Wilson
Amy Wilson
My name is Amy W., and I am a book addict. I will never forget the day I came home from junior high school to find my mom waiting for me with one of the Harlequin novels from my stash. As she was gearing up for the "you shouldn't be reading this" lecture, I told her the characters get married in the end. I'm just glad she didn't find the Bertrice Small book hidden in my closet. I have diverse reading tastes, evident by the wide array of genres on my Kindle. As I made the transition to an e-reader, I found myself worrying that something could happen to it. As a result, I am now the proud owner of four Kindles -- all different kinds, but plenty of back-ups! "Fifty Shades of Grey" gets high marks on my favorites list -- not for character development or dialogue (definitely not!), but because it blazed new ground for those of us who believe provocative fiction is more than just an explicit cover. Sylvia Day, Lexie Blake, and Kristin Hannah are some of my favorite authors. Speaking of diverse tastes, I also enjoy Dean Koontz, Iris Johansen, and J.A. Konrath. I’m always ready to discover new-to-me authors, especially when I toss in a palate cleanser that is much different than what I would normally read. Give me something with a well-defined storyline, add some suspense (or spice), and I am a happy reader. Give me a happily ever after, and I am downright giddy.



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Scales of Justice ultimately is a story of a man who is used to delivering his own type of justice and struggles with charting a new path.4.5-STAR REVIEW: SCALES OF JUSTICE by Mitchell S Karnes