Jerry Shinn grew up in South Carolina, graduated with Honors in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is a former associate editor, editorial page editor and award-winning columnist for the Charlotte Observer. He now lives and writes fiction, poetry, history, biography, commentary and music in the North Carolina mountains.
by Jerry Shinn
October 1962, and a young newspaper reporter returns to his racially tense home town in upstate South Carolina to find out who set off the midnight explosion that killed his childhood best friend. By the time he learns the truth, three other people have been killed, and he might be next.
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