Silas Jones is the sole law enforcement officer in Amos, Mississippi. It's a quiet town. The last excitement there was nearly twenty years ago, when a teenage girl disappeared on a date with Larry Ott. The law couldn't prove Larry guilty, but the whole town has shunned him ever since, and his life has been in shambles. The town's peace is shattered when someone tries to kill the reclusive Ott, another young woman goes missing, and the town's drug dealer is murdered. Woven through the tautly written murder story is the unspoken secret that hangs over the lives of two men - one black, one white.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 02 / 2011