Chiefs (Will Lee Series #1)

Chiefs (Will Lee Series #1)

by Stuart Woods
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Chiefs (Will Lee Series #1) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 61 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am an avid reader, and I will have to say this is the best written book I have ever read. So true to what happened in my beloved South in that era
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a classic story of rural Georgia written by a well known native. It was a gift to someone who recently moved to the writer's home town. It was a hit.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I too love the original, I still have the paperback that I fell in love with. I do not recall how many times I have read it. I also have a very worn copy of the movie of Mr. Woods book. I read all of Mr. Woods books, but I will not buy the anniversary edition, it can't be improved on so why another copy. Thanks for all your books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT. Think of great reads such as 'The Godfather', 'Gone With The Wind' and 'Roots'...'Chiefs' is THAT GOOD!! I finally found a copy in large print and although it was almost 700 pages long, I couldn't put it down until I turned the last page. The emotional rollercoaster hasn't stopped yet. READ THIS BOOK...you won't regret it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A great book! Buy this book, tell your friends but don't loan it out, you'll never get it back!
SuzieQB More than 1 year ago
Really a great story that keeps you wondering "who is going to be next"? Lots of surprizes thru out the book. Ending will really surprize you too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This tail is a history of a small southern town and the police chiefs that served there from the 1920s to the 1960s. It is a pretty accurate depiction of the wretched state of race relations and politics during that period and how progressive elements slowly inched their community in the direction of justice. Woven through this history are the unsolved crimes of a serial killer that take place over the administrations of these chiefs. I found these histories a little frustrating because each story seemed incomplete and left issues unresolved; however, if you can hang on until the end, it comes to a satisfying conclusion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Outstanding
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you're a Stone Barrington fan first this book gives you great insight into Will Lee who's been mentioned in a few of the early novels. Awesome story keeps you glued to the book. Highly recommend for any Stuart Woods fans!
sherrb1158 More than 1 year ago
Hello Fellow Readers …. You might have found an Outstanding book! I found this book to be a totally unexpected treasure trove of character development, well researched or experienced historical scenery, combined with the writing encompassing the entertaining aspects of surprise, suspense and plot development. I would rate this as a first class novel. The historical aspects of this blew me away, as being in my early 50's I felt as if I had either known many of the people in these stories; or had their stories told to me and brought to life by my grandparents or great Aunts; or lived through the remainder of the time-line through the news or through my own experience, first-hand. Now, let me ask you .... is that not one of the primary objectives of a writer? .... to convey those experiences to the reader? I never expected this to be one of my favorite novels when I purchased this on a bit of a whim and a listing suggestion from my Nook shopping list. WOW! This is an absolutely outstanding novel. I don't know that I would put this up there with Thomas Wolfe, ("You Can't Go Home Again"; "The Web and the Rock"; etc.), but this is a seriously good read. It really makes one wish there were more books that would go into a parallel lifetime story of some of the wonderfully developed characters in this book. At first I found the generation-to-generation segmentation of the book to be frustrating, but they flowed so well into each other that I actually loved that aspect of the book as I progressed through the story line. This is a gem of a book that should have, in my humble opinion, warranted much more exposure since the time that it was published, but that seems to be consistently the case with really good books. I truly was sorry to come to the last page. I also hear from reading reviews of Stuart Wood's more recent books that he has gone the road of liberal proselytizing. That is all well and good, and I encourage his continued works, I just tend more to the conservative side. So, I will try some of his newer works and see what I think. I will do my best to keep an open mind and I will report my thoughts if anyone is interested in my input. Take care, and Great Reading folks!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading the reviews, I decided, whst the heck OMG! This is by far one of the BEST books that I've read. I literally hsd to make myself put it down. It seemed to start out slow, but I later realized that the beginning was fundamental to the entire storyline. Get this book, you won't rrgret it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wood's first and BEST. It really got me hooked on Woods. I like all I've read, but none compares to "Chiefs" It gets you from the get-go and carries you excitingly through 3 generations. It's the start for Will Lee novels.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Not just a mystery novel but a story of politics in Georgia covering four decades. The plot is masterful and the characters real. I enjoyed this book.
Anonymous 4 months ago
A good read.
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Anonymous 8 months ago
I read this book years ago and sought it out again recently. Not disappointed! It was as good as I remembered and is a book I would recommend to a friend. Good contextual detail, compelling plot, and a reasonable conclusion. Not all the good ‘guys’ win so to speak, but the book provides a satisfying thread in which justice is examined from multiple perspectives. Entertaining and thought provoking — one of those books you hate to see end.
Anonymous 9 months ago
But it does show the racial hatred in the south through the sixties. Total fiction story but is real in its description of how tough it was (and still is) for blacks in the south.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book great page-turner. I'm looking forward to other books by this author
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Always liked this book the story fits both yesterday and today.This is a man story with all the strength and weakness of humans.Highly recommend this book.
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goldieinaz More than 1 year ago
This book is one of the best! The story and characters were top notch and I recommend this book to anyone who loves a good story.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A superb thriller. Belongs with Grishom, Deavers, Archer, etc. The mini series is worth watching. Too bad Woods later books don't measure up. His stone barrington series borders on trash with soft porn.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
CBS released a three part mini-series in 1983 which so marvelously depicts the characters of this wonderful story that the reader can truly see them. Brad Davts and Billy Dee Williams are magnificent as the second and thitd chiefs. But, in my opinion, the true acting skills are displayed by David Carridine whose perfotmance are truly outstanding. I think youtube has made the series available.