The Walls of Jericho: A Novel

The Walls of Jericho: A Novel

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by Jack Ford
     
 

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On a dark Mississippi night in 1960, a young black Civil Rights

leader is murdered, ripped apart by a shotgun blast and left to

die in a ditch beside a lonely country road. No arrest is ever

made and the murder is never solved.

Decades later, the nearly forgotten slaying is resurrected, with

deadly consequences. Jefferson… See more details below

Overview

On a dark Mississippi night in 1960, a young black Civil Rights

leader is murdered, ripped apart by a shotgun blast and left to

die in a ditch beside a lonely country road. No arrest is ever

made and the murder is never solved.

Decades later, the nearly forgotten slaying is resurrected, with

deadly consequences. Jefferson Trannon, an Ole Miss law professor,

and Ella Garrity, a New York Times reporter, stumble

upon long-hidden documents and a shocking witness that,

together, could unlock the explosive secrets of the brutal killing.

Following a trail of hatred and violence, the unlikely partners

— Jeff, the son of a revered Civil Rights crusader, and Ella,

the granddaughter of a leader of the KKK — are drawn into a

deadly conspiracy that sends them hurtling through the dark

history of racism in the Old South and into the frightening

shadows of the politics of the New South. Along the way, they

are confronted by murder, betrayal, a sensational trial, and, ultimately,

the stunning truth behind the mystery.

Award-winning journalist and former prosecutor Jack Ford infuses

The Walls of Jericho with grit and an insider’s

view of the legal system, weaving together a tale rife with classic Southern charm and powerful Southern

retribution — where nothing is truly as it seems, and secrecy trumps all.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148639282
Publisher:
Bascom Hill Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/27/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
314
Sales rank:
890,937
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Jack Ford is an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning television journalist and former prominent trial lawyer. Since leaving the courtroom and entering the world of journalism, he has served as an Anchor/Correspondent for NBC News, ABC News, Court TV, and CBS News, and is recognized as one of the top legal journalists in the country. A graduate of Yale University and the Fordham University School of Law, his first novel, "The Osiris Alliance," was published in 2009.

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