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A Rock and a Hard Place (Barrett Raines #1)

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Barrett Raines is a black detective on the tiny police force in Deacon Beach, a very small town in northwest Florida. He's worked all his career to live up to the faith in him expressed by the very popular local tavern owner, Ramona, who practically pushed him into the position of the only black man on the all-white force. He has made a place for himself and his schoolteac ...more
Hardcover, 260 pages
Published July 1st 1999 by St. Martin's Press
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It's been a long, hard struggle to be accepted into the white southern community of Deacon Beach, Florida. Ever since he was a child, Barrett "Bear" Raines was the model child, doing well in school, succeeding at whatever he put his hand to. As a black, that still wasn't enough to win him the police detective job within the local department without the help of a popular and persuasive white woman named Ramona Walker. Bear has married a wonderful woman named Laura Anne who has the same aspiration ...more
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Darryl Wimberley is a native Floridian. After high school, he entered the Air Force Academy in Colorado, graduating with a B.S. in International Affairs. While still on active duty, he attended St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas, and received an M.A. in English literature. He then earned a doctorate of philosophy from the Radio-Television-Film department at the University of Texas at Aust ...more
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