It will be a dismal, even chaotic year for New Hope High. As Blaise and two of his all-star buddies were suspended by the former, hated principal, Horatio Sharpe, for a senseless prank, last year's State Football Champs will experience their first losing season. Adding insult to injury, Cecil Meadows, a Negro, is appointed the new principal of the school during a hot bed of racial tension in 1963 Alabama. And then the Town of New Hope learns that its beloved high school will close at the end of the school year because a new school is being built in the next county. But as all that should be enough to shake up the town, it seems that somebody has been found murdered at the school. And it is Jake who discovers the body.
In this compelling story of murder, romance, unimaginable heartache and unfailing encouragement, two valiant men, one older and one younger, struggle with life's disappointments, tragedies and secret haunts in their fight to overcome adversity.
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One of the best I've read in past year. Lee has done an excellent job of making the characters believable. If you haven't read this and the other books he has written then you are really missing out. Keep them coming!!