River Road

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Death and the law in a small South Carolina town. It's springtime in 1978 and Elizabeth Chase, a young public defender from Boston, returns to her ancestral home of Weenee, South Carolina, to attend the funeral services for her grandfather. But when the county sheriff pulls a severed head from the bottom of the Weenee River, Elizabeth becomes involved in the most shocking homicide the small town has ever seen. Reluctantly, Elizabeth agrees to defend the African-American man accused of the gruesome murder. It isn't long before she starts to realize that nothing in Weenee-from a new romance to the eccentrics who drink bourbon in the afternoons-is what it seems. Evocatively set in the rural South, this suspenseful and realistic novel draws upon the author's own experiences as a public defense attorney and judge in a small town to probe themes ranging from racial tension and voodoo to drug trafficking and revenge.
ISBN: 9781589809635
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
Images: 25
Pages: 304
Dimensions: 5.5 (w) x 8.5 (h)
Gordon "Bubber" Jenkinson serves as a judge in the fourth judicial circuit and travels around the state of South Carolina holding court. He worked as a trial lawyer for more than three decades after receiving his JD from the University of South Carolina School of Law. The events of River Road, his first novel, are based on his experiences working as a public defense attorney in Williamsburg County, South Carolina.
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