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"Sam McCain is the kind of hero any small town could take to its heart."-Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review
In America's heartland, Sam seeks justice for a black college student who's found dead in a car trunk at the drive-in, while thousands gather in the nation's capital for the March on Washington with civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
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Ed Gorman, winner of numerous awards, including the Shamus, the Spur, and the International Fiction Writer's Award, is the author of many novels, including Cold Blue Midnight and the Sam McCain mystery series. He has also been nominated for the Edgar, the Anthony, the Golden Dagger, and the Bram Stoker Awards. He lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.From Publishers Weekly:
At the start of Gorman's engaging seventh civil rights–era whodunit (after 2004's Breaking Up Is Hard to Do), PI Sam McCain goes looking for a blackmailer and finds him dead alongside one of his blackmail victims, dynamic black college student David Leeds. David had been dating the white daughter of a senator, a major scandal in 1963 Black River Falls, Iowa. Given the pervasive climate of racial strife, there's no shortage of suspects, including a racist biker gang and the daughter's bully of an ex-boyfriend. McCain discovers other compromising photographs and a wad of cash indicating further blackmail victims, one of whom may have been driven to murder. The town's inept police chief warns McCain off the case, but the new district attorney, a young, attractive no-nonsense woman, lends invaluable support. While evoking the quiet ordinariness of the time with nostalgia, Gorman realistically portrays the small town's mixed response to the exploding national demand for long overdue justice. (May)
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Book Description Pegasus Books, 2007. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1933648325
Book Description Pegasus Books, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111933648325