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Chiefs (Will Lee Novel) (original 1981; edition 2005)

by Stuart Woods

Series: Will Lee (1)

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Title:Chiefs (Will Lee Novel)
Authors:Stuart Woods
Info:Signet (2005), Edition: First Edition, Mass Market Paperback, 592 pages
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Shades of John Grisham at his best. A captivating and unique combination of murder mystery, police procedural, political intrigue, small-town memoir, civil rights shocker, and multi-generational story of friendship and brotherhood.

Luckily I had forgotten my commitment to never read Stuart Woods again when I picked this one up. It is hard to believe the same author is responsible for the dross I had read before (Capital Crimes - #6 in the Will Lee series).

So now I am conflicted: unable to decide whether I should give #2 in the series a chance... ( )
  pratalife | Feb 9, 2014 |
Multigenerational 20th century story of a small town in Georgia. I was captivated from the first and couldn't wait for the next chapter. Told through the eyes of three police chiefs, it's the story of change in the south...with a dark side. ( )
  buffalogr | Aug 16, 2013 |
I really don't know why I continued to listen to this for 18 hours! it was about three chiefs of police and the intertwined lives of a small town in Georgia and a serial killer. ( )
  afarrington | Mar 1, 2012 |
Mark Hammer, the reader, is wonderful. This was a good yarn. I thoroughly enjoyed it and even found myself buying fast food lunches to eat in the truck so that I could keep listening. ( )
  gmillar | Sep 9, 2011 |
Written beautifully and definitely worth your time, this book by Stuart Woods takes place in Georgia and spans the time from the 1920's to 1960's. It is a well told story about the police chiefs who are appointed in Delano, Georgia and the surrounding area over a period of many years. The book incorporates commentary about race relations and explores Southern culture and all this occurs while murders are being investigated. I loved this book! ( )
  barb302 | Jun 14, 2011 |
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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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