UNjust is the shocking story of a father's 15-year journey in the pursuit of justice. It all begins during a chance encounter in Dallas, Texas. Lauryn Burns is a highly sought- after engineer and math teacher. While working at Texas Technology, she meets Gerald. Gerald is a well-educated nonprofit executive. He is a preacher with social justice bona fides.
Lauryn and Gerald have an intense courtship that leads to a child being born. Gerald didn't know that Lauryn suffered from Borderline Personality Disorder, Narcissistic Disorder and Schizoaffective Disorder.
Over the years, Lauryn forms a relationship with her attorney, who is also her lover, and two ex-NFL football players. She loves the attention and the money. It's not enough to keep the demons away. Lauryn leads Gerald on a multi-state effort to save his daughter. It all begins to unravel when Lauryn kidnaps Sophia and is arrested by the FBI.
UNjust chronicles the dramatic story of a father who will go to any means to find and save his daughter. It is a story about how untreated mental illness can become lethal. It is a story of a young girl's resilience in the face of extreme adversity. It is a story about how the criminal justice system, a corrupt lawyer and a mentally ill woman conspire to destroy a father. It is a story about a 15-year struggle for humanity, for redemption and for justice.
About the Author
Gary Ivory, M.Div. is an ordained Christian minister. He is an executive with a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing alternatives to incarceration and improving outcomes for disadvantaged young people and their families. He has received distinguished leadership awards for his work. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Austin College and Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary.