Pleasantville

Pleasantville

Synopsis

LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILEY’S WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION

From Attica Locke, a writer and producer of FOX’s Empire, this sophisticated thriller sees lawyer Jay Porter—hero of her bestseller Black Water Rising—return to fight one last case, only to become embroiled in a dangerous game of shadowy politics and a witness to how far those in power are willing to go to win.

Fifteen years after his career-defining case against Cole Oil, Jay Porter is broke and tired. That victory might have won the environmental lawyer fame, but thanks to a string of appeals, he hasn't seen a dime. His latest case—representing Pleasantville in the wake of a chemical fire—is dragging on, shaking his confidence and raising doubts about him within this upwardly mobile black community on Houston's north side. Though Jay still believes in doing what's right, he is done fighting other people's battles. Once he has his piece of the settlement, the single father is going to devote himself to what matters most—his children.

His plans are abruptly derailed when a female campaign volunteer vanishes on the night of Houston's mayoral election, throwing an already contentious campaign into chaos. The accused is none other than the nephew and campaign manager of one of the leading candidates—a scion of a prominent Houston family headed by the formidable Sam Hathorne. Despite all the signs suggesting that his client is guilty—and his own misgivings—Jay can't refuse when a man as wealthy and connected as Sam asks him to head up the defense. Not if he wants that new life with his kids. But he has to win.

Plunging into a shadowy world of ambitious enemies and treacherous allies armed with money, lies, and secrets, Jay reluctantly takes on his first murder trial—a case that will put him and his client, and an entire political process, on trial.

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Chapters

  • 01-Pleasantville
    Duration: 46s
  • 02-Election Night
    Duration: 34min
  • 03-Pt I Chapter One
    Duration: 36min
  • 04-Chapter Two
    Duration: 34min
  • 05-Chapter Three
    Duration: 18min
  • 06-Chapter Four
    Duration: 22min
  • 07-Chapter Five
    Duration: 25min
  • 08-Chapter Six
    Duration: 32min
  • 09-Chapter Seven
    Duration: 26min
  • 10-Chapter Eight
    Duration: 21min
  • 11-Chapter Nine
    Duration: 18min
  • 12-Chapter Ten
    Duration: 26min
  • 13-Pt II Chapter Eleven
    Duration: 29min
  • 14-Chapter Twelve
    Duration: 21min
  • 15-Chapter Thirteen
    Duration: 23min
  • 16-Chapter Fourteen
    Duration: 34min
  • 17-Chapter Fifteen
    Duration: 24min
  • 18-Chapter Sixteen
    Duration: 29min
  • 19-Chapter Seventeen
    Duration: 17min
  • 20-Chapter Eighteen
    Duration: 42min
  • 21-Chapter Nineteen
    Duration: 30min
  • 22-Chapter Twenty
    Duration: 17min
  • 23-Chapter Twenty One
    Duration: 19min
  • 24-Pt III Chapter Twenty Two
    Duration: 17min
  • 25-Chapter Twenty Three
    Duration: 23min
  • 26-Chapter Twenty Four
    Duration: 25min
  • 27-Chapter Twenty Five
    Duration: 22min
  • 28-Chapter Twenty Six
    Duration: 27min
  • 29-Chapter Twenty Seven
    Duration: 33min
  • 30-Chapter Twenty Eight
    Duration: 42min
  • 31-Election Day
    Duration: 10min
  • 32-Credits
    Duration: 01min
  • sample
    Duration: 01min

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