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Published
New York : Norton c1981.
Language
English
Physical Description
427 p.
ISBN
045121580X
0380703475
0039014614
Main Author
Stuart Woods (-)
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Spanning four decades and involving three successive police chiefs of Delano, Georgia, the manhunt for the serial killer of young boys exposes the hatreds, fears, dark secrets, and festering wounds of a seemingly ordinary small town. Reprint.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Stuart Woods’s Edgar Award-winning debut novel—a classic American mystery saga about three generations of lawmen tangled in a web of passion, secrets, destiny, and murder in their small Southern town...In the winter of 1920, the first body is found in Delano, Georgie—the naked, brutalized corpse of a young boy. It is a crime too horrific to be ignored, the first of many that will span four decades—embroiling three police chiefs in a remarkable manhunt that will expose the hatreds, fear, and festering wounds beneath the surface of their sleepy God-fearing community.