Mississippi Reckoning (Paperback)
"Riveting." - Kirkus Reviews
"Powerful." - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"Gripping and harrowing . . . Punches the reader in the guts." - Los Angeles Review of Books
"Will leave you reeling--and thinking." - Mike Farrell, M*A*S*H star
"Wonderful story-telling. Enthralling." - Diane Nash, legendary civil rights leader
From a lawyer who got his real-life client off death row comes a thriller about an attorney who did not.
The "stirring story" (Kirkus Reviews) of a tortured man's quest to right the scales of justice--by assassinating KKK murderers.
After watching his client die in the gas chamber, attorney Gideon Roth is shattered. His old life collapses as he is overcome with guilt and despair. But soon he finds new purpose: he will drive to Mississippi to revisit the scenes of his youth--and to slay the KKK members who got away with murdering civil rights workers 30 years earlier.
Can a Mississippi police chief intercept a would-be assassin without knowing his name, appearance, age, race or even the sound of his voice? Will Gideon be turned from his quest by his encounters along the way? A road trip to the past exposes the roots of murder.
"A heart-pounding, soul-wrenching narrative." - Federal Judge Thelton Henderson
"Rooted in history . . . Riveting." - Eric Foner, Pulitzer-prize winning author of The Fiery Trial