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The year is 1885. A brutal killer is terrorizing the streets of Austin, Texas, and panic engulfs the city as one black servant after another is slain. The spectre of bigotry emerges when lawmen indict a black man but as the bodies continue to mount it becomes apparent that the killer is still on the loose...and the resulting trial uncovers one explosive scandal after another, threatening to tear the city of Austin apart. Steven Saylor, author of the resoundingly successful series of murder mysteries set in Ancient Rome [Roma Sub Rosa], proves his sure touch with this sinister and gripping thriller set nearer our own times, with resonances that still ring out.
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Steven Saylor is best known as the author of the widelyacclaimed Roma sub Rosa series set in ancient Rome and featuring Gordianus the Finder. He divides his time between Berkley, California, and Austin, Texas.Review:
'Shows how a society that is founded on inequality and injustice can be a perfect hunting-ground for the deranged... Saylor goes to considerable trouble to make the atmosphere of the place feel authentic.' - Times Literary Supplement; 'A riveting mystery... fascinating and provocative' - The New York Times; 'This captivating historical romance noir should be heralded a breakout for the seasoned author.' - Publishers Weekly; 'Saylor, a veteran of the historical novel... saves a cunning twist for the end.' - Washington Post Book World; 'A convincing account of old-time, good-old-boy Southern corruption and bigotry.' - The Spectator
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Book Description Robinson Publishing, 2002. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111841195650