Chiefs: A Novel (25th Anniversary Edition) by Stuart Woods

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.

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Inc. S. Copyright Law. W. " 500 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10110. First Avon Books Printing: April 1987 AVON TRADEMARK REG. S. PAT. OFF. AND IN OTHER COUNTRIES. MARCA REGISTRADA. A. A. WCD 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 If you purchased this book without a cover, you should be aware that this book is stolen property. " This book is for Judy Tabb Prologue o Will Henry Lee two * Sonny Butts msz Tucker Watts Author's Note Acknowledgments CONTENTS PROLOGUE IrHE BOY ran for his life. He poured forth an effort born of fear and a wild sense of freedom regained.

MARCA REGISTRADA. A. A. WCD 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 If you purchased this book without a cover, you should be aware that this book is stolen property. " This book is for Judy Tabb Prologue o Will Henry Lee two * Sonny Butts msz Tucker Watts Author's Note Acknowledgments CONTENTS PROLOGUE IrHE BOY ran for his life. He poured forth an effort born of fear and a wild sense of freedom regained. At first he ran entirely unconscious of his injuries, then tearing recklessly through the dark woods, he struck a tree and went down.

It would be many years before he would have some grasp of how that morning changed his future, changed everything. Holmes prided himself on bing able to look at a man as he entered the bank and predict what the man would want. On this morning he watched through the sliding window in the wall between his office and the main room of the bank as Will Henry Lee entered, and Holmes indulged himself in a bit of his usual prognostication. Will Henry Lee was a cotton farmer; his standing mortgage was due the first of the year, and he would want it renewed.

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