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Baker & Taylor
When a teenaged boy is found dead, the chief of police in a small Georgia town in 1920 begins an obsessive hunt for the boy's tormentor, which leads him to two former chiefs of police, one a murderer and the other the concealer of a secret

Norton Pub
The compelling thriller that launched the career of best-selling novelist Stuart Woods in an anniversary hardcover edition.
In the bitter winter of 1920, the first body is found in Delano, Georgia; the naked corpse of an unidentified teenager. There is no direct evidence of murder, but the body bears marks of what seems to be a ritual beating. The investigation falls to Will Henry Lee, a failed cotton farmer newly appointed as Delano's first chief of police. Lee's obsession with the crime begins a story that weaves through the decades, following the life of a small southern town and the role of three police chiefs in unraveling the crime. Chiefs is the best kind of thriller, where the investigation plays out against the drama beneath the surface of a seemingly placid community, seething with the pressures of race, love, hate, and; always; political power, extending from the town fathers all the way to Washington, DC. With a new foreword by the author, this volume will be a collector's treasure for all fans of Stuart Woods.

& Taylor

A twenty-fifth anniversary edition of the best-selling thriller finds 1920s Georgia cotton farmer Will Henry Lee, his city's first chief of police, investigating the ritual murder of an unidentified teenager, a case that takes him through decades of Southern history. 10,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton And Company, 1981
ISBN: 9780393014617
Characteristics: p. ; cm


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akasq Apr 11, 2014

Stuart woods writes about his
family from days gone by ,
per woods it established him as a
novelist. Chiefs was his favorite,
and his first novel, it may his best.
I'm glad I read this one.

Feb 07, 2012

Chiefs ---- by Stuart Woods c - 1981 Orig. ---- Pbk. re-print C - 2005 ---- Enjoy! ---- (Finished 2nd reading 2-7-12) RichardPaul ---- Chiefs ---- by Stuart Woods c - 1981 / I read the reg. print book. ---- This is an excellent Read! This story is very hard to set down and get back to your life.---- I blasted right through it, annnd, wanted more! ---- so, Mr. Woods gave us 44 more and now we are chomping the bit for: Bel Air dead. Love the storys' and works. ---- Enjoy! ---- RichardPaul ---- ---- ---- I've added this review from the large print version because: SPL is in the practice of when the book is no longer here @ or the in the SPL system, the Book and the review vanish untill SPL aquires another copy, if SPL chooses to.

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