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Chiefs

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Lee family saga volume 1.
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The Edgar Award-winning mystery that launched the career of bestselling novelist Stuart Woods.


In the bitter winter of 1920, the first body is found in Delano, Georgia; the naked corpse of an unidentified teenager. There is no direct evidence of murder, but the body bears marks of what seems to be a ritual beating. The investigation falls to Will Henry Lee, a failed cotton farmer newly appointed as Delano's first chief of police. Lee's obsession with the crime begins a story that weaves through the decades, following the life of a small southern town and the role of three police chiefs in unraveling the crime.


Chiefs is the best kind of thriller, where the investigation plays out against the drama beneath the surface of a seemingly placid community, seething with the pressures of race, love, hate, and; always; political power, extending from the town fathers all the way to Washington, DC.


Includes a new foreword by the author on the twenty-fifth anniversary of its publication.

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Hammer, Mark. Narrator
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9780451215802
9780380703470
9780393063530
9781464037375
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In the bitter winter of 1920, the first body is found in Delano, Georgia; the naked corpse of an unidentified teenager. There is no direct evidence of murder, but the body bears marks of what seems to be a ritual beating. The investigation falls to Will Henry Lee, a failed cotton farmer newly appointed as Delano's first chief of police. Lee's obsession with the crime begins a story that weaves through the decades, following the life of a small southern town and the role of three police chiefs in unraveling the crime.

Chiefs is the best kind of thriller, where the investigation plays out against the drama beneath the surface of a seemingly placid community, seething with the pressures of race, love, hate, and; always; political power, extending from the town fathers all the way to Washington, DC.

Includes a new foreword by the author on the twenty-fifth anniversary of its publication.

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subject_facetAfrican American men -- Georgia -- Fiction
Detective and mystery stories
Downloadable audio books
Georgia -- Fiction
Mystery fiction
Police -- Georgia -- Fiction
Police chiefs -- Fiction
Serial murders -- Georgia -- Fiction
Teenage boys -- Crimes against -- Fiction
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Crimes against
Fiction
Historical Fiction
Mystery
Police
Police chiefs
Serial murders
Teenage boys
Thriller