It is May 1963, in Birmingham, Alabama. As Martin Luther King, Jr.’s civil rights demonstrations begin to fill the streets, prejudices awaken and tempers flare. Amid the violence and confusion, a deaf black girl is found raped and murdered. Veteran homicide detective Ben Wellman pursues the murderer through the throngs of protesters, the pool halls of the black district of Bearmatch, the white mansions of Mountain Brook, and, finally, even in his own department. As he did in Sacrificial Ground, Cook has created a novel of uncommon force and resonance.
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One of my most cherished books.
The story was utterly compelling, and the narrator superb.
Ben Wellman. Because of his unshakable integrity.
The end -- when Ben steps off the curb and joins the forward rush of humanity.
- Ellen Fisher
Good book, great narration