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231 pages ; 23 cm.
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"When Willie Black finds an old acquaintance brutally murdered in the man's rental house in Westwood, it's personal. Willie was being paid to write Stick Davis's memoirs, but now Stick's dead, the memoir is half-written and Willie's out a promised $40,000. In addition, Police Chief and frenemy L.D. Jones considers Willie a prime suspect in the homicide. Westwood abuts the covered-over site of a creek with a history. Jordan's Branch isn't much these days, forgotten or never known by most of Richmond's residents. It runs mostly unnoticed through and occasionally under the city on its way to the Chickahominy River. It has a past, though, harking back to the days when former slaves established a community on its banks, using the stream for everything from drinking water to baptisms. Jordan's Branch is where Willie Black will come face-to-face with the Purifiers, a neo-Nazi group that wants to make racial war with those Jordan's Branch pioneers and their descendants. In his effort to clear his name, Willie stumbles on a plot that will achieve infamy from coast to coast unless he can stop it in time and save his own ass in the process. Before it's over, Willie, a mixed-race night cops reporter who drinks, smokes and marries too much, a man with bad habits and a good heart, will find that Stick Davis's murder is personal to him in more ways than one"-- Provided by publisher.
9781579626433 (hardcover)
Unthinkable / Brad Parks. Parks, Brad, 1974-
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First edition.
338 pages ; 23 cm
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Nate Lovejoy is a self-proclaimed nobody, a stay-at-home dad who doesn't believe he's important to anyone but his wife and their two daughters. So it's a shock when members of a powerful secret society kidnap and spirit Nate away to a mansion at the behest of their leader, Vanslow DeGange, who claims to know the future. He's foreseen that a billion people could die--unless Nate acts. It seems improbable, especially given what DeGange says will set this mass casualty incident in motion: a lawsuit against the biggest power company in Virginia, being brought by Nate's wife, Jenny. Nate quickly smells a scam being perpetrated by the power company. But at every turn, it becomes apparent there's more to DeGange's gift than Nate wants to acknowledge. A billion people really could die, and Nate might be the only one who can save them. All he has to do is the unthinkable.
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5 audio discs (6.30 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in..
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Repackaged by Midwest Tape.
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Read by Kevin Kenerly.
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Willie Black knew he had a father, even if he didn't know where he was buried. It wasn't like Artie Lee gave his son anything but his genes. He died when Willie was fifteen months old, and Artie and Peggy never married. They couldn't have in the segregated commonwealth of Virginia in 1960. Then, in January of 2018, Artie Lee, dead almost fifty-seven years, reinserts himself into his son's life. Philomena Slade calls Willie, the mixed-race night-cops reporter for the local daily rag, to her death bed to ask him a favor he can't refuse: keep Artie's grave clean. She's been doing it after everybody else who knew him either died or chose to forget they ever knew Artie Lee. Willie Black finds his father's final resting place, an abandoned cemetery on the east side of Richmond where thickets obscure memorials to people who, like Artie Lee, are long-forgotten. Willie soon discovers that the almost-impenetrable wilderness of the abandoned cemetery is a metaphor for his search for Artie.
This audiobook has been repackaged by Midwest Tape, LLC.
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Kenerly, Kevin.
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