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Blood on the Leaves
by Jeff Stetson
- Author: Jeff Stetson
- Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
- Format: hardcover, 400 pages
- Release date: July 27, 2004
- ISBN: 9780446527064 (0446527068)
- Language: english
- Genres: mystery, fiction
About The Book
They’re all getting on in years, rough-hewn men of the south who speak fondly of the “good old days.” All are white. All were acquitted of brutally torturing and killing African-Americans during the most explosive period of the civil rights movement. And all are being murdered in the same way as their victims — hung, burned to death, gutted. Now one district attorney must play a deadly game of cat and mouse as he prosecutes the most wrenching case of his career — and walks a dangerous line between retribution, duty, and revenge…
For James Reynolds, Mississippi’s only black deputy district attorney, success is almost enough to heal the pain of growing up during brutal segregation — and ease the recurring, unexplained nightmares he’s had sinc childhood. But he knows this case will be more disturbing than anything he’s ever faced — especially when he discovers a local university class that is exposing the perpetrators of “unsolved” civil rights-era murders. Among the class’s unshakable and most dedicated attendees: Brandon Hamilton, a graduate student as relentless about the truth as he was ferocious on the playing field; and teaching assistant Regina Davis, beautiful, brainy, and ruthlessly calculating. Then there’s their renowned, charismatic instructor, Professor Martin Matheson. The handsome son of a venerated African-American civil rights leader, he exhibits a gift for rhetoric that is gaining him fervent public support… and enabling him to play all too well on Reynolds’s professional and personal vulnerabilities.
Amid an overwhelming media blitz and mounting racial tensions, Reynolds must not only confront the secrets he’s run from all these years — but play out a devastating endgame against a killer willing to use the law against itself and go to the most deadly extremes for “justice.”
A riveting game of intellectual chess that crescendos into a powerful courtroom confrontation, Blood on the Leaves will leave you disturbed, surprised, and, ultimately, dazzled.
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