Saturday, September 2, 2017

Convicted by Jameel McGee & Andrew Collins

The tagline pretty much nails it.  This is a true story about a crooked cop, an innocent man, and an unlikely journey of forgiveness and friendship.

Officer Andrew Collins works for narcotics - ridding the streets of Benton Harbor, MI of drug dealers.  Slowly his morals start to ebb away though as he begins to lie and plant evidence to ensure the criminals convictions hold.  Since he was convinced a drug dealer was guilty, why should he let him get off due to a technicality?  That is, until he was caught and discovered he had put at least one innocent man in jail.

Jameel McGee had a habit of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.  Due to Andrew Collins false report, he was imprisoned of a crime he didn't commit.  He was robbed of 3 years of his life and knew who was to blame.

So what happens when these two men come face to face?  That is the beauty of this tale....while it didn't come easily, they became best friends.

 This story was interesting and captivating the whole way through, with chapters alternating between Jameel McGee and Andrew Collins telling their side of the events.  It is a touching example of the power of forgiveness and reconciliation.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.

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