Dutton Books, September 1999. First Edition. Hardcover. Used - Very Good / Very Good. Item #299522
Penn Cage, a former prosecutor, returns to his hometown (Natchez, Mississippi) when he suspects his father is being blackmailed. A town scandal that has been brewing for 30 years boils to the surface when Penn uncovers evidence that the unsolved murder of a black man back in '67 is not the familiar civil rights crime it has always been thought to be. Penn suspects the crime has links to the current town fathers and even J. Edgar Hoover's FBI. Ray Presley, an aging, but dangerous retired cop, is the one man who seems to have been present through it all - the '67 murder, the blackmail, and now a vicious civil suit fueled by an old rivalry that threatens to ruin Penn's family once and for all.
Penn Cage, a former prosecutor, uncovers evidence that the unsolved murder of a black man in 1967 Mississippi is not a civil rights crime after all, but one with links to the current town fathers and even the FBI. Fisrt printing w/ full number line; Flat-signed by the author at title page; Tight binding; Clean, sturdy boards; Pages free of markings; Un-clipped dust jacket Very Good, gently edge-worn w/ no significant flaws to disclose; Jacket now housed in protective mylar to ensure further preservation; An excellent copy.