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Blood on the leaves
Jeff Stetson
Adult Fiction STETSON

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Summary: 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.


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main characters Martin Matheson
Male
African American
History professor; controversial.
Professor

James Reynolds
Male
African American
Deputy district attorney; prosecuting attorney.
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Todd Miller
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White
Veteran defense attorney.
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