Street-smart and straightforward police chief Cuddy Mangum and his refined homicide detective Justin Savile V are determined to keep their town's cultural, political and racial divisions stable...even peaceful. But when a young black activist is murdered while in the process of fighting for his brother's freedom from death row, the lines keeping Hillston, North Carolina, in balance start to crumble.
Thrust into a dirty political campaign and torn between his morals and his love for the wealthy and beautiful wife of an up-and-coming politician, Cuddy must uncover the secrets that lie in his own backyard.
From high-powered and elegant country club ballrooms to dark and dangerous bar room corners, Malone weaves a mystery of plot and place where the difference between good and evil and right and wrong sometimes become indistinct.
"Marvelously engaging... splendid...hilarious."
"Gripping...as entertaining as Presumed Innocent, as resonant as To Kill a Mockingbird."
Number Of Pages: 557
Published: 1st April 2002
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 14.0 x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.65