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Thirty-six years ago, a nameless black man wandered into Jericho, Mississippi, with nothing but the clothes forsakenon his back and a pair of paratrooper boots. Less than two days later, he was accused of rape and murder, hunted down by a self-appointed posse, and lynched.

Now evidence has surfaced of his innocence, and county sheriff Quinn Colson sets out not only to identify the stranger’s remains, but to charge those responsible for the lynching. As he starts to uncover old lies and dirty secrets, though, he runs up against fierce opposition from those with the most to lose—and they can play dirty themselves.

Even though this is the 4th book in the Colson series, this is the first one I have read and most likely the last.  I found it more than a little cliqued … another Southern redemption story about past wrongs … ALWAYS racial. Plowing the same ground that Greg Ilies is tilling in his most recent novels.  Found the characters little more than stage dressing … Colson the white knight, stoic ex-military sheriff; his tough, lesbian (of course) deputy; a local strip club owner who is a misunderstood businessman and politician, etc … etc …

Pretty tiring . 

2 palmettos

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