Title: CHIEFS: A NOVEL
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, US
Publication Date: 2006
Book Condition: Very Good plus
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition.
First Edition. First Printing. Pages are clean and unmarked by previous owners. Binding is square and tight. Boards are clean, text block is clean. Dust jacket is faintly toned, closed tears and creasing along top edge. Dust jacket is in a protective mylar cover. PICTURES PROVIDED UPON REQUEST. Bookseller Inventory # 22831
The compelling thriller that launched the career of best-selling novelist Stuart Woods in an anniversary hardcover edition.In the bitter winter of 1920, the first body is found in Delano, Georgia; the naked corpse of an unidentified teenager. There is no direct evidence of murder, but the body bears marks of what seems to be a ritual beating. The investigation falls to Will Henry Lee, a failed cotton farmer newly appointed as Delano's first chief of police. Lee's obsession with the crime begins a story that weaves through the decades, following the life of a small southern town and the role of three police chiefs in unraveling the crime. Chiefs is the best kind of thriller, where the investigation plays out against the drama beneath the surface of a seemingly placid community, seething with the pressures of race, love, hate, and; always; political power, extending from the town fathers all the way to Washington, DC. With a new foreword by the author, this volume will be a collector's treasure for all fans of Stuart Woods.
About the Author: Stuart Woods is the author of more than sixty novels. He is a native of Georgia and began his writing career in the advertising industry. Chiefs, his debut in 1981, won the Edgar Award. An avid sailor and pilot, Woods lives in Florida, Maine, and New Mexico.
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