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Chiefs (Will Lee Novel) (original 1981; edition 2005)
by Stuart Woods
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Stuart Woods' Edgar(r) Award-winning novel spans fifty years of racial tension, politics, and murder in the small Southern town of Delano, Georgia, where a depraved killer claims his innocent victims even as three very different generations of policemen seek to stop him.
For the people of Delano, Georgia, 1920 was a landmark year. That winter they elected their first police chief, built the first jail. . .and discovered the first body -- the naked, brutalized corpse o a young boy. So began a forty-year manhunt that would embroil three generations of small-town police chiefs in the dark, twisted secrets of their sleepy, God-fearing community -- and expose a seamy underbelly of hatred, corruption, and perversion too terrible to imagine. . .and too virulent to ignore.
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Three small town police chiefs - a farmer, a sadistic racist, and a black - must deal with the same case of the disapearance and murder of white, teenaged boys over the course of 40 years. The mystery is played against the South in transition.
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