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Holy city : a novel

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First edition.

"No one innocent. No one free. Nothing sacred. After a decade of exile precipitated by the tragic death of his mother, Will Seems returns home from Richmond to rural Southern Virginia, taking a job as deputy sheriff in a landscape given way to crime and defeat. Impoverished and abandoned, this remote land of tobacco plantations, razed forests, and boarded-up homes seems stuck in the past in a state that is trying to forget its complex history and move on. Will's efforts to go about his life are wrecked when a mysterious, brutal homicide claims the life of an old friend, Tom Janders, forcing Will to face the true impetus for his return: not to honor his mother's memory, but to pay a debt to a Black friend who, in an act of selfless courage years ago, protected Will and suffered permanent disfigurement for it. Meanwhile, a man Will knows to be innocent is arrested for Tom's murder, and despite Will's pleas, his boss seems all too content wrap up the case and move on. Will must weigh his personal guilt against his public duty when the local Black community hires Bennico Watts, an unpredictable private detective from Richmond, to help him find the real killer. It would seem an ideal pairing-she has experience, along with plenty of sand, and Will is privy to the details of the case-but it doesn't take long for either to realize they much prefer to operate alone. Bennico and Will clash as they each defend their untraditional ways on a wild ride that wends deep into the Snakefoot, an underworld wilderness that for hundreds of years has functioned as a hideout for outcasts-the forgotten and neglected and abused-leaving us enmeshed in the tangled history of a region and its people that leaves no one innocent, no one free, nothing sacred"--

Available copies

  • 5 of 9 copies available at Westchester Library System.

Current holds

1 current hold with 9 total copies.
Location Call Number /
Shelving Location
Barcode Status /
Due Date
Chappaqua Library MYSTERY WISE (Text)
New Mystery
31005406026668
Available
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Larchmont Public Library WISE (Text)
New Mystery
31014152606046
Checked out
06/28/2024
Mount Kisco Public Library FICTION WISE (Text)
New Fiction
31017152041973
Checked out
06/25/2024
Mount Pleasant Public Library FIC WISE (Text)
New Book
31024153507481
Available
-
Ossining Public Library FICTION (Text)
New Fiction
31021153945901
Available
-
Pound Ridge Library District FIC WISE (Text)
New Fiction
31026151190335
Available
-
Rye Free Reading Room MYSTERY WISE (Text)
New Mystery
31028153484310
On holds shelf
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White Plains Public Library FICTION (Text)
New Book
31544101531515
Checked out
06/29/2024
Yonkers Grinton I. Will Library FIC Wise (Text)
New Fiction
31035710094193
Available
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