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 youngster. there is not any direct facts of homicide, however the physique bears marks of what looks 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 off a narrative that weaves throughout 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 easiest form of mystery, the place the research performs out opposed to the drama underneath the outside of a doubtless placid neighborhood, seething with the pressures of race, love, hate, and; consistently; political strength, extending from the city fathers all of the technique to Washington, DC. With a brand new foreword through the writer, this quantity may be a collector's treasure for all enthusiasts of Stuart Woods.