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By Ron Rhody
On the eve of World War II, the coatless body of prominent publisher Benjamin Dannan is found lying in the snow beside a lonely road in east Kentucky, far from home. No one knows why he is there or how he got there, or whether his death is accident or murder. The high-profile mystery remains for thirty years until an odd chain of events leads columnist Theo Clark to a story he cannot write--the story of the Dannans and Jesse Bristow.
The search takes place in the middle of Bristow's bitterly fought governor's race, and leads Theo from a remote Melungeon village and the mystery of the Lost Colony to the coal mines of Harlem County and the aftermath of The Battle At Evarts. There is a "perfect murder" to confront, a scandal to contain, and a forsaken lover to comfort.
Rhody knows his place and his time well and puts the reader in both with a fast paced and riveting tale. Theo's compulsion "to make things right" leads to a disturbing, but strangely satisfying, climax.
Publication Date: Feb. 20 2009 List Price:$12.95 6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm) Black & White on Cream paper 312 pages ISBN-13: 978-1441447920 ISBN-10: 144144792X Binding Type: US Trade Paper Language:English