Blood on the Leaves
In the 1960s, racism was rampant in Jackson, Mississippi, and it was common for white men caught in the act of killing blacks to be acquitted by all-white juries. But 40 years later, someone is seeking justice; those same men are turning up dead - in the identical manner in which they killed their victims. Now, James Reynolds, who has overcome the odds - and his own personal demons - to become the only black prosecutor in Jackson, will face the toughest case of his life: He'll have to prosecute prime suspect Martin Matheson, a brilliant professor, the son of a venerated Civil Rights leader, and the newly appointed folk hero for thousands of African Americans hungry for retribution.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryOMidas - LibraryThing
What is the difference between justice and revenge? That question is deeply explored in this great novel written by Stetson. Between 30 and 40 years ago tons of horrific crimes were being committed ... Read full review
Blood on the leavesUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
In his first novel, African American playwright Stetson (The Meeting ) offers a gripping study of the consequences of racism in the United States. Martin Matheson, a professor at a Southern college ... Read full review