By Stuart Woods
The compelling mystery that introduced the profession of best-selling novelist Stuart Woods in an anniversary hardcover edition.
within the sour wintry weather of 1920, the 1st physique is located in Delano, Georgia; the bare corpse of an unidentified teen. there is not any direct facts of homicide, however the physique bears marks of what appears to be like a ritual beating. The research falls to Will Henry Lee, a failed cotton farmer newly appointed as Delano's first leader of police. Lee's obsession with the crime starts a narrative that weaves in the course of the many years, following the lifetime of a small southern city and the position of 3 police chiefs in unraveling the crime. Chiefs is the simplest type of mystery, the place the research performs out opposed to the drama underneath the skin of a possible placid neighborhood, seething with the pressures of race, love, hate, and; continuously; political energy, extending from the city fathers all of the method to Washington, DC. With a brand new foreword by means of the writer, this quantity should be a collector's treasure for all fanatics of Stuart Woods.
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Holmes cleared his throat and assumed a look which the others had come to learn meant there was serious business afoot which would likely be settled to Holmes's satisfaction before the meeting was done. " There was a loud sigh from Idus Bray. Several chairs Booc o/E: Will Henry Lee x9 creaked as their occupants assumed new positions to indicate their willingness to settle down and resolve a matter which has been hanging over the council for nearly a year. Idus Bray said wearily, "You going to start that again, HUgh?
Once you got 'em in there, keep 'em in there. Now, some of these things might sound like they're extravagant, Hugh, but they're not. Once you build this jailhouse, nobody is going to want to hear about doing anything to it until it falls down all by itself. If you do it right the first time, it'll last you a long time. You do it wrong, and you'll have people busting out of it, and you'll have some ladies' group or other down on you for conditions. " Holmes nodded. "I see your point, Skeeter. " "Well you're going to need a window in every cell, 'cause in about a month after it's built this jailhouse is going to smell just exactly like every other jailhouse in the United States, and it's 42 CHI II going to need air.
He turned left and started toward the corner where Broad met Main Street, where the bank was. He had to pass a number of stores on the way, and he was nervous about it. He knew that word of the arrest that morning would surely have got around by this time; he began to wish the incident had never happened. As he approached the hardware store, he saw Ralph Mc-Kibbon, the owner, standing out front talking to a rrm. " Will Henry winced. McKibbon came over and punched him playfully in the ribs. "I hear you really took care of those bank robbers this morning!