Billionaire African American Cord Campbell has just picked up his parents from the airport and is driving through Connecticut when he detours through a tiny suburb to avoid traffic. But the local politicians have instructed the police to keep the pigmented people out of the area and pull him over for DWB (driving while black.)
The police accuse Campbell of being a drug dealer and subject his family to a humiliating ordeal in which Campbell’s elderly mother is strip-searched. Outraged and unable to obtain justice from the legal or political system, Campbell solicits the help of his old MIT college roommate, a CIA operative. Together they unleash a ruthless high tech vendetta until Campbell accomplishes his true desire: “Respect.”
What follows is an edgy and often hilarious exploration of barely concealed racism told as a taut page-turner that ranges through a kaleidoscope of ethnic experiences and economic classes. This novel, Respect, is sure to have people talking.