Up Jumped the Devil

Up Jumped the Devil

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Up Jumped the Devil by Thomas Baum, Malcolm Jamal Warner

A reporter for the Baltimore Herald, Darryl Billups never wanted to be a hero. He's just a hardworking black journalist who's been passed up and looked down upon because he won't kiss butt and always speaks his mind. That doesn't change the fact that he's one of the best damn newspapermen on the East Coast and his editors know it. And soon the whole city will too.

A lot of people are going to get hurt. . .I'm not playing games...I thought you might want to do something about it.

At first hew ignores the voice mail message warning him about an impending wave of white supremacist violence—just another crackpot with nothing better to do with his time than make crank phone calls. After all, Darryl has his own problems: a boss who's itching to fire him, a hot new lady love, Yolanda , who just moved in...along with her little boy, Jamal. But when bombs start to go off all over town and a noted liberal philanthropist is slain, Billups quickly becomes a believer.

The populace is in a panic. And the police don't have a clue. The devil has come to Baltimore spouting neo-Nazi garbage, and he's challenging a solitary black journalist to hunt him down.

Warned that the headquarters of the NAACP is the next target, Darryl is off and running—chasing a deadly urban nightmare to its rotting poisonous core.

But now, suddenly, the stakes are getting higher, deadlier and more personal, rocking Darryl's world in ways he never imagined possible. And with a city and his new family under siege, Darryl Billups is after justice. . .as well as the story of a lifetime. But it could cost him his life to get it.

Surprising, gritty, authentic and electrifying, UP JUMPED THE DEVILheralds the arrival of a major new voice in suspense fiction. Blair S. Walker—and Darryl Billups—are here to stay.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781575110271
Publisher: Publishing Mills, Inc., The
Publication date: 01/01/1997
Edition description: Abridged
Product dimensions: 4.28(w) x 7.05(h) x 1.19(d)

About the Author

The son of two Baltimore public school teachers, Blair S. Walker used to entertain himself in elementary school by writing short stories. The practice was frowned upon by instructors who wanted Walker to pay attention in class rather than secretly heed his muse. After serving in the Army as a Korean linguist, Walker attended the University of Maryland and worked as an intern reporter with the Baltimore Sun. Hired by the Orlando Sentinel after college, Walker was fired after six months by an editor who disparagingly noted that Walker’s writing ability was marginal at best! A former financial writer with USA Today, Walker has been an editor with New York Newsday and the Washington Post, and a newsman with the Associated Press. The author of three novels featuring investigative reporter Darryl Billups, Walker holds a University of Maryland J.D. degree and currently lives in South Florida, where he’s pursuing a lifelong dream of learning to fly helicopters.

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