"The Fifth Letter is a fine new addition to the field of legal fiction. But we've never had one like this before, because it's about judges, not lawyers, and not just any judges. The Fifth Letter takes us into the chambers of the Supreme Court and brings to vivid fictional life the men and women who in so many ways determine our national destiny. Vivian Carpenter gives us a fascinating view of how business gets done on the Court and Capital Hill while also delivering a novel of big political idea, a riveting study of race in America, and a tale of buried secrets, lost loves, and page-turning suspense."
- William Martin, New York Times Best-Selling author of The Lost Constitution and The Lincoln Letter