Days of Rage

Days of Rage

Book - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
With racial tensions threatening the city of Chicago during the 1969 celebrity trial of the Chicago Eight, African-American private detective Smokey Dalton discovers that his son Jimmy knows a dark secret about the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., a situation that becomes complicated when he stumbles upon a group of skeletons tied to the city's racist past. 15,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
It's 1969 and the city of Chicago is in turmoil. The celebrity trial of the Chicago Eight---charged with inciting a riot at the 1968 Democratic National Convention---has begun. Protests abound over the trial and the conflict has caught the attention of everyone from the Black Panthers to city gangs to local trade unions.

Meanwhile, African-American P.I. Smokey Dalton and his adopted son, Jimmy, are keeping a low profile. They've been on the run from their native Memphis since Jimmy witnessed the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., but have slowly settled into a steady life in Chicago. Smokey continues to accept cases and to inspect property for Sturdy Investments, the real-estate company owned by Laura Hathaway, his on-again, off-again girlfriend.
 
But the delicate balance in Smokey's daily life is threatened when he makes a horrible discovery in a house he's inspecting. Does what they've found have any connection to Laura's business, and her father, who used to run it? Is it evidence of a long-ago killer, and if so, how has it remained buried for so long? Or is it something that could threaten Smokey---and Jimmy, and Laura---today? Smokey must answer all these questions before the truth about what he's found is discovered by someone willing to kill to keep it secret, while the violent chaos surrounding "the trial of the century" whirls around them.


Blackwell North Amer
It's 1969 and the city of Chicago is in turmoil. The celebrity trial of the Chicago Eight - charged with inciting a riot at the 1968 Democratic National Convention - has begun. Protests abound over the trial and the conflict has caught the attention of everyone from the Black Panthers to city gangs to local trade unions.
Meanwhile, African-American P.I. Smokey Dalton and his adopted son, Jimmy, are keeping a low profile. They've been on the run from their native Memphis since Jimmy witnessed the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., but have slowly settled into a steady life in Chicago. Smokey continues to accept cases and to inspect property for Sturdy Investments, the real estate company owned by Laura Hathaway, his on-again, off-again girlfriend.
But the delicate balance in Smokey's daily life is threatened when he makes a horrible discovery in a house he's inspecting. Does what they've found have any connection to Laura's business, and her father, who use to run it? It is evidence of a long-ago killer, and if so, how has it remained buried for so long? Or is it something that could threaten Smokey - and Jimmy and Laura - today? Smokey must answer all these questions before the truth about what he's found is discovered by someone willing to kill to keep it secret, while the violent chaos surrounding "the trial of the century" whirls around them.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, 2006
Edition: 1st St. Martin's Minotaur ed
ISBN: 9780312325299
0312325290
Branch Call Number: Mystery Nelscott
Characteristics: 336 p. ; 24 cm

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Apr 11, 2011

The series of books by Kris are all exellent - background during the Civil Rights era.

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