Elusive Justice: Beyond the Marshall Inquiry is a collection of five essays written by legal scholars, a sociologist, and Mi'kmaq Grand Chief. Their work discusses the impact of the Royal Commission on the Donald Marshall Jr. Prosecution (1987-1990). The tragic miscarriage of justice in Nova Scotia resulted in the wrongful conviction and the eleven-year imprisonment of Donald Marshall. The subsequent acquittal of Marshall by the Nova Scotia Supreme Court led to the Inquiry. The five authors analyze the Commission process and findings, and set the Inquiry within the context of the Nova Scotia criminal justice system. Writer Bob Wall, who was a participant in the Commission, provides the introductory essay that describes the Marshall Commission and how it functioned. Legal scholar James Youngblood Sakej Henderson provides a thoughtful essay about the Canadian criminal justice system as it relates to First Nations and specifically the Mi'kmaq. Mary Ellen Turpel/Aki-Kwe examines Canada's Human Rights record in terms of the Marshall Inquiry. Kjikeptin Alex Denny provides a First Nation's perspective in his article, Beyond the Marshall Inquiry: An Alternative Mi'kmaw Worldview and Justice System. Editor Joy Mannette discusses ethnicity, Mi'kmaq culture, and racism in her article, The Social Construction of Ethnic Containment. This slim volume takes the Marshall Inquiry and responds to the inadequacies of the Canadian justice system and its failure as it relates to its treatment of Junior Marshall. The travesty of Nova Scotia justice that condemned a Mi'kmaq youth to eleven years of incarceration for a crime he did not commit are exposed in this stinging indictment of Canadian justice. Anyone interested in the Canadian legal system, racism, human rights, and the place of First Nations in Canada will find this book a challenging and stimulating read.