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Master of the Delta (2008)
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In 1954 Mississippi, Jack Branch returns to his father’s Delta estate, Great Oaks, to perform an act of noblesse oblige: teaching at the local high school. Conducting a class on historical evil, Jack is shocked to discover that his unassuming student Eddie is the son of the Coed Killer, a notorious local murderer. Jack feels compelled to mentor the boy, encouraging Eddie to examine his father’s crime and using his own good name to open the doors that Eddie’s lineage can’t. But when Eddie’s investigation leads him to Great Oaks and to Jack’s own father, Jack finds himself questioning Eddie’s motivesand his own.As the deadly consequences of Jack’s actions fall inescapably into place, Thomas H. Cook masterfully reveals the darker truths that lurk in the recesses of small-town lives and in the hearts of even well-intentioned men.
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They call Eddie Miller 'The Coed Killer's Son' because when Eddie was five years old, his father killed a college girl, dismembered her body, and buried the pieces in woods. Where Eddie's family name has brought only infamy, Jack's has bestowed respect. To exorcise the burden, his teacher Jack encourages Eddie to confront past and discover truth about his father.
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