Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )
New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2017). First edition - Uncommon advance issue of this crime novel introducing Darren Matthews, a Texas Ranger, and a Black man who must negotiate these two often conflicting identities: "He got confused sometimes, on which side of the law he belonged, couldn't always remember when it was safe for a black man to follow the rules." While on suspension, as a favor to a friend, he travels up Highway 59 to the small town of Lark where two bodies have washed up from the bayou - that of a Black attorney from Chicago, and a white waitress. In addition to the murder investigation, this is also a work on the complexity of families, and of the lingering effects of generations of racism. Winner of the Edgar for Best Novel, shortlisted for many other awards.
Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.