Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )
New York & Boston: Little Brown, (2017). SIGNED 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. SIGNED on the title page. 303 pp.
Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers.