Justice For None by Gene Hackman
A Novel

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In their second novel, Gene Hackman and Daniel Lenihan bring to life the harsh plains and smouldering courtrooms of the Midwest: the small town of Vermilion, Illinois, on the brink of the Great Depression. Boyd Calvin is a troubled World War I veteran on the run from the law, suspected of murdering his estranged wife and her lover. Only a female reporter for the Chicago Tribune and the head of a sanitarium for veterans are not convinced of Boyd's guilt. Boyd joins forces with another wrongly accused man, an African-American, and the two begin to face their shadowed pasts while fighting against the odds of justice.
 

About Gene Hackman

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Gene Hackman grew up as in a newspaper family in Danville, Illinois and is a two-time Oscar-winning actor for Unforgiven and The French Connection.Daniel Lenihan is a leading underwater archaeologist, who writes frequently for Natural History magazine. Hackman and Lenihan have co-authored one previous novel, The Wake of the Perdido Star. Both live in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
 
Published June 1, 2004 by St. Martin's Press. 320 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics, Crime. Fiction

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Though set in 1929 in a nostalgically described Illinois hamlet, the story of Boyd Carter, a hapless trolley car operator on trial for the shooting murder of his wife and her loathsome lover, reads more like an extended metaphor of America’s loss of moral center after the Vietnam War.

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Once Calvin's travels exhaust the authors' apparent interest in exploring the social history of greater Chicago, Calvin turns himself in to the authorities to stand trial.

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