The Hangman's Knot by David Wiltse
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hen mysterious miniature nooses begin to turn up across Falls City, Nebraska, Acting Deputy Sheriff Billy Tree is forced to confront the past of a small, idyllic town. A town of upstanding, hard-working people. A town where one night, half a century ago, hate-fueled mob violence exploded the notion of equal justice, culminating in the vicious lynching of a young black man. Against this backdrop, Tree must discover the meaning of one menacing strangers appearance in town, and investigate that mans conection to the woman Tree loves. As the hatred erupts around him, Tree will have to unearth the secret of a deadly conspiracy of silence to save himself and his home from its fallout.


About David Wiltse

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David Wiltse is a novelist/playwright whose twelve novels include the bestselling John Becker series and the Billy Tree/Falls City series. He lives in Weston, Connecticut.
Published July 19, 2002 by St. Martin's Press. 352 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Having left the Secret Service detail guarding the vice president to live the good life in his hometown of Falls City, Nebraska, Billy Tree is doing his level best to fit in with the locals after his traumatic debut (Heartland, 2001).

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This and the sudden arrival of strapping black Odette Collins (a long-forgotten high school sports rival) give Billy more than pause.

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