Pulaski, Tennessee has a history that the town can’t seem to escape. It has a big scarlet R on it for “racist” because it is the birth place of the Klan. Who will pull down their sheets and hoods to show the awful, naked truth of racism?
A gripping thriller that goes back to the lynching of Bo Haynes’ father. Bo watched as a 5 year old boy the killing of his father by the Klan and he knew then the voice that carried out the brutal murder and changed his life forever – Andy Walton. Bo took that injustice to seek justice and became Tennessee’s finest criminal lawyer in hopes to bring justice to those that killed his father. On the anniversary of his father’s death, Bo came into contact with Andy Walton who is the Warren Buffet of the South. With the frustration that comes when justice is not served, Bo made death threats to Andy in a bar room of people including Walton’s wife. The next day Walton is found dead, hanging from the same tree Bo’s father had hung from years before.
Bo’s old friend and mentor, comes to the defense of Bo to find the real killer and the reason why the cover up. It is complex and compelling and will keep you turning pages. The plot has many characters. Strong characters such as the General- Helen the prosecutor who is determined to keep her town safe and bring new life to the town that has been marked. I like a plot that you can follow along and determine who it is but also has a twist which this one did. A great read on racism and the fight against it.
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