By Stuart Woods
The compelling mystery that introduced the occupation of best-selling novelist Stuart Woods in an anniversary hardcover edition.
within the sour iciness of 1920, the 1st physique is located in Delano, Georgia; the bare corpse of an unidentified teen. there's no direct facts of homicide, however the physique bears marks of what appears a ritual beating. The research falls to Will Henry Lee, a failed cotton farmer newly appointed as Delano's first leader of police. Lee's obsession with the crime starts a narrative that weaves in the course of the many years, following the lifetime of a small southern city and the function of 3 police chiefs in unraveling the crime. Chiefs is the simplest type of mystery, the place the research performs out opposed to the drama underneath the skin of a possible placid group, seething with the pressures of race, love, hate, and; continuously; political energy, extending from town fathers the entire approach to Washington, DC. With a brand new foreword through the writer, this quantity can be a collector's treasure for all enthusiasts of Stuart Woods.
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There was a large garage for the engine and three rooms and a bathroom with a showerin the back. It seemed adequate, even comfortable, for the one fuil-time fireman, Jimmy Riley, and his group of volunteers. The plan was to have a siren on top of a pole outside the firehouse. When a fire was reported, Jimmy would switch on the siren, and the volunteers, all of whom lived or worked less than two blocks away, would come running. Will Henry wondered what he would do if he ever needed help. It was something else to discuss with Holmes.
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