The Last Hanging in Scots Bend

The Last Hanging in Scots Bend

by Jack Hammond Jr.


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Peace. In the aftermath of the Civil War, everyone said they wanted peace, but in Scots Bend, a century old conflict between two families reignites and intensifies to a brutal climax just before the turn of the century.
• Stash Harris avenges the deaths of his mother and father by the brutal murder of two men. His sentence is death by hanging.
• Leland Cason, Stash Harris' uncle and the sheriff, fights to maintain order and protect his family. He is responsible for hanging his nephew.
• The matriarch of the Greers, Julia, plots the demise of the Cason family and anyone who aligns with them.
The Last Hanging in Scots Bend is a classic tale of rivalry, greed, mystery, jealousy, and murder. Beyond that, it is an examination of the randomness of fate, man's place in the natural world, and Christian dogma from the perspective of common men. At its core, The Last Hanging in Scots Bend is every thinking man's tale.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780578163963
Publisher: Lujack Press
Publication date: 06/16/2015
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Jack Hammond Jr. is a lifelong resident of South Carolina, growing up during the Cold War and the Civil Rights era. He holds a BA in English from Coker College and an MBA from Wingate University. After a long career managing municipal and county utilities, a Board of Directors mercifully put him out of his misery when they fired him. He began teaching high school English. Along with teaching, Mr. Hammond became a head track coach and an assistant football coach, winning three consecutive state championships in football. Teaching reignited his love for literature and writing. The Last Hanging in Scots Bend is his first novel. It draws historical images and individuals from the Reconstruction era into the intensely personal drama of two families locked in a bitter generational conflict. It is an examination of man's place in the natural world, the randomness of fate, and man's relationship to God. Mr. Hammond is currently working on a second novel, Never Enough Words, set during the Civil Rights era in Scots Bend, South Carolina.

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