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Chiefs

Woods, Stuart

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ISBN 10: 0393014614 / ISBN 13: 9780393014617
Published by W W Norton & Co Inc, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 1981
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First edition, first printing of THE AUTHOR'S SCARCE FIRST BOOK, a thriller set in 1920s Georgia. A fine copy in crisp dust jacket, light toning and a couple very small faults to the rear panel. The U.S. price of $14.95 is intact on the front flap while the publisher's has clipped the U.K. price from the bottom corner (as is true in all copies for one otr the other markets). Bookseller Inventory # F512

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Title: Chiefs

Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1981

Binding: Hard Cover

Dust Jacket Condition: Yes

Edition: First

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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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