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The Hangman's Knot: A Novel

Wiltse, David

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ISBN 10: 0312283717 / ISBN 13: 9780312283711
Published by St Martins Press, New York, 2002
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2002,2002 As New Book, Fine unclipped jacket, Stated First Edition: July 2001, First Printing 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 326 clean tight unmarked pages, book has full grey cloth covered boards with silver embossed lettering on the spine, jacket has a b/w photo on the front with grey lettering, (The above dates and number line are as listed on the copyright page). Bookseller Inventory # 004698

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Title: The Hangman's Knot: A Novel

Publisher: St Martins Press, New York

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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When mysterious miniature nooses begin turning up in the small town of Falls City, Acting Deputy Sheriff Billy Tree investigates the mob lynching of a young black man fifty years earlier and a stranger's connection to the woman he loves. By the author of Heartland. 35,000 first printing.


A 50-year-old hate crime puts acting deputy sheriff Billy Tree in the sights of a man who won't stop at murder to keep his role in it a secret. Tree, the former Secret Service agent who made his debut in Wiltse's bestselling Heartland, has come home to the small Nebraska town where he was raised, a place where he's still remembered as a star athlete and revered as a hero. Nothing much ever happens in Falls City, so when a mysterious black man appears in a town where that's a rare occurrence, and then a hangman's noose and a photograph of the lynching of Lawton Collins turn up in his own mailbox, Billy goes looking for the connection. He finds it in the last places he ever expected: his own family history and the bed of the woman he loves. The Hangman's Knot is a strong, suspenseful thriller with a complex and fascinating protagonist whose auspicious return might signal a compelling new series for its accomplished author. --Jane Adams

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