by Gary Hensley
Set mainly in the Southeastern U.S. from 1924-1976, this is the story of Jim Taylor: lawman, lover, family man—and murderer. Early in the book, Jim’s younger sister Annie is raped and strangled. His search for her killer and the payback he exacts form the core of the story. Before the stunning ending, there are torrid love affairs, run-ins with vicious criminals, race riots, and repentance.