Blood on the Leaves by Jeff Stetson

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In the 1960s, racism was rampant in Jackson, Mississippi, and it was common for white men caught in the act of killing blacks to be acquitted by all-white juries. But 40 years later, someone is seeking justice; those same men are turning up dead - in the identical manner in which they killed their victims. Now, James Reynolds, who has overcome the odds - and his own personal demons - to become the only black prosecutor in Jackson, will face the toughest case of his life: He'll have to prosecute prime suspect Martin Matheson, a brilliant professor, the son of a venerated Civil Rights leader, and the newly appointed folk hero for thousands of African Americans hungry for retribution.
 

About Jeff Stetson

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Jeff Stetson lives in Marina del Rey, California.
 
Published July 27, 2004 by Grand Central Publishing. 480 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Action & Adventure, History. Fiction

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A controversial African-American professor stands trial for the murder of a Klansman who eluded prosecution for past crimes.

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Stetson's first novel gets off to a provocative start: in contemporary Mississippi, charismatic African-American professor Martin Matheson polarizes students and the larger Jackson, Miss., comm

Apr 26 2004 | Read Full Review of Blood on the Leaves

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racism and hatred are still alive --- even if.

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