A Moment of Justice, a Lifetime of Vengeance

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Thirty years ago, on a moonlit night in the great state of Alabama, fifteen teenagers dance and celebrate their victorious moment, righting a wrong for the Old South. It's a moment that may change the lives of not only the fifteen teenagers, but many others.
Thirty years later, someone is seeking revenge for the death of a loved one. Presidential hopeful, Senator Bobby Cowens of Alabama, is found dead in an elegant hotel in the nation's capital, his throat slit and a photograph ...
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Thirty years ago, on a moonlit night in the great state of Alabama, fifteen teenagers dance and celebrate their victorious moment, righting a wrong for the Old South. It's a moment that may change the lives of not only the fifteen teenagers, but many others.
Thirty years later, someone is seeking revenge for the death of a loved one. Presidential hopeful, Senator Bobby Cowens of Alabama, is found dead in an elegant hotel in the nation's capital, his throat slit and a photograph attached to his right ear with a pocketknife. It's a photograph of fifteen teenagers and a lynched Black man in the background. Eight of the faces are x'ed out in black ink and Senator Cowens' face is x'ed out in his own blood, possibly the ninth victim to die at the hands of the Moonlight Killer.
John A. Wooden's novel, "A Moment of Justice, A Lifetime of Vengeance," introduces us to Kenny "KC" Carson, the FBI's best crime fighter. Although known for his ability to solve the most difficult cases, KC may be in over his head as he must deal with the recent loss of his sister, ghosts of past tragedies and solve a case that smells of past discriminations and stereotypes. In a race with time, KC and his team are tasked to solve a troubling Bureau's most difficult and disturbing case in years-a case that involves his old college nemesis, an old girlfriend, and his mentor, the Deputy Director of the FBI, Elliot Lucas. KC must answer the questions, "Is the senator's death connected to the string of murders and are the murders a case of revenge? Can he save and protect those who would have killed him in a different day and time?"
In possibly his last case with the FBI, KC must set aside personal feelings and loyalties, and face the horrific past of discrimination and hatred, and silence voices of yesterday. As the Bureau's best agent and his team attempt to connect the x'ed out faces in the photograph to the senator's death, they must recreate the events of thirty years ago and delve into the deep recesses of the criminal mind. In a nonstop thriller that merges the past and present, KC and his cohorts will travel from D.C. to Alabama to the Bay Area to solve the unsolvable and put another case to rest.
Prepare yourself for a suspenseful and intriguing page-turner as John Wooden explores the minds of men in his thought-provoking novel of mystery and revenge.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780976740407
  • Publisher: JBOW Productions
  • Publication date: 3/28/2005
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.72 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2006

    F.B.I-Elite Book Club

    This novel will not dissapoint its readers. John Wooden has created a work of art and I will recommend this book to everyone who enjoys classic thought provoking mystery novels. From the beginning to its completion you are sitting on the edge of your seat. Each character plays a passionate part in its finale. The personal connection you develop with the lynched victim and his unwillingness to tire out during his demise stays with you through the entire story. And the significance of his stare at the murderers gives you solace. Love really does stand the test of time. READ THIS NOVEL,GRASP IT'S TRUE MEANING, THEN MEDITATE ON IT POETIC COMPLETION. Excellent job John Wooden, I look forward to your next creation.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2005

    A Moment of Justice, a Lifetime of Vengeance

    John Wooden authors an eyebrow raising novel, that should scare the hoods off former KKK members, their families, and anyone else who lynched a black man during a time when America was muddling through the wrongs of its own Holocaust. Kenny ¿KC¿ Carson, former NFL star turned FBI agent, is called back to work while morning the death of his baby sister, Alyse, to investigate the gruesome murder of US Senator and Presidential hopeful, Robert A. Cowen. To make matters worse, the senator¿s murder is the tenth in a serial killer¿s plan to bring justice to the fifteen people who tortured, taunted, and lynched Marcus Murray, an FBI operative just passing through, in Alabama over thirty years ago. He races to save the lives of the remaining members of they lynch mob the same men who would have hung him from a tree, naked and beaten, back in the day. Full of irony, this book is more than a suspenseful, murder mystery. It¿s an account of the mean, cruel things done in the ¿dirty south¿, a phrase that has been adopted by today¿s youth just as the ¿n¿ word, and how the American government has not taken a stand for its own debased race ¿ the Negro. It also schools the reader on the message behind ¿Strange Fruit¿, a poem written by a Jewish schoolteacher after seeing a photograph of a lynching and later put to music by Billie Holiday in a haunting, condemning tune. John¿s book is passionate, provoking, and groundbreaking. The plot is well thought out with characters that are loveable, hate able, and down right irritating at times. Trying to figure out the case is pointless due to the large cast of characters, which can be confusing at times, and almost everyone shows small signs of motive. This is a good, informative, and entertaining read. Reviewed BY: Makasha Dorsey Black Butterfly Review

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