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A Rock and a Hard Place

Wimberley, Darryl

Verlag: St Martins Pr, 1999
ISBN 10: 031220504X / ISBN 13: 9780312205041
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Titel: A Rock and a Hard Place

Verlag: St Martins Pr

Erscheinungsdatum: 1999

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand: Fine

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included

Auflage: 1st Edition


031220504X Fine in Fine dust jacket. First edition. Quality, Value, Experience. Buchnummer des Verkäufers BING91114834

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Inhaltsangabe: Barrett Raines is a black detective on an isolated police force in Deacon Beach, a sweltering enclave on the Gulf Coast of northwestern Florida. Barrett's worked all his career to live up to the faith of Ramona Walker, Deacon Beach's eternal Homecoming Queen, showed in him when she pushed Barrett onto the all-white force in the face of local and bigoted opposition. Seven years later, Raines has made a place for himself and his schoolteacher wife in the hard-bitten community--to all appearances they are accepted.

But affections can be fickle, as Barrett discovers when his despised elder brother, Delton Raines, becomes the chief suspect in the investigation of the brutal rape and murder of Ramona Walker. It's a no-win for Barrett. If he cannot find the much-loved Ramona's killer, locals will say he's shielding his brother. But if Barrett nails Delton for the crime, the detective's neighbors will say that he has used his badge to hang a brother he hates.

There's a lynch mob brewing on The Beach, and the only way to calm the ugly waters is for Barrett to bring Ramona's killer to justice.

There are a lot of things Barrett hates about this case. But what he hates most is that the only lead he has in the investigation comes from a prevaricating, hell-raising brother whom he has to trust.

Über den Autor: Darryl Wimberley was born in St. Augustine, Florida. While still on active duty in the Air Force he completed graduate work at St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas, and was awarded the degree of Master of Arts in English Literature. Following military service he completed a Doctorate of Philosophy from the Radio-Film-Television department at the University of Texas at Austin, and followed a career at the Times-Mirror Corporation. He returned to Austin to write.

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