Mysteries and crime stories, Legal stories, Suspense and thrillers
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A defense lawyer&’s newest client is a racist—but is he a killer? &“Bernhardt keeps his readers coming back for more&” (Library Journal). For Ben Kincaid, the forests of Arkansas are a place to escape the hubbub of the courtroom and… enjoy the outdoors. But for the thousands of Vietnamese refugees who came through this backwoods area in the mid-1970s, the Ouachita Mountains were a place to begin their new life in the United States. And for Tommy Vuong, an activist among the American-born Vietnamese, the woods are a place to die. When Vuong is found stabbed through the neck beneath a burning cross, the logical suspect is Donald Vick, a member of a local white supremacist hate group who was seen fighting with Vuong the previous day. No lawyer in the county will take Vick&’s case, but Kincaid can&’t refuse. His new client is sullen, hateful, and demands to plead guilty—even though there&’s no evidence linking him to the crime scene. No matter what it takes, Kincaid will bring justice to the backwoods, whether the inhabitants like it or not.