A kidnapping tale, a critical look at First Amendment rights, and a love story, An Intent to Commit follows the lives of characters who first appeared in Lambek's earlier novel, Uncivil Liberties, a 2018 indie bookstore bestseller and Foreword Reviews 2018 Indies Book of the Year Award Winner
Sarah Jacobson is analytical, headstrong, and courageous. She is an organizer with Green Mountain Black Lives Matter and works with Vermont high school students to advance racial justice. As local schools raise the BLM flag, Sarah and her organization face hatred, hostility, racism, and antisemitism. When Sarah is kidnapped, her tender-hearted partner, Ricky Stillwell, must stand up against the hatred and fear in order to find her. This timely, engaging, and thought-provoking novel is at once a mystery, a dialog on legal theory, a study of white supremacy, and an exploration of young romance.