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The White Road by John Connolly
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Dec 01, 12

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Read from November 25 to 30, 2012

P.I. Charlie Parker is living in Maine with his lover, Rachel. Rachel is happily pregnant with Charlie's child.

Charlie is asked by Elliot Norton to help with a case in Charleston, South Carolina. Elliot is a friend of Charlies from when he was on the NYPD. Elliot is defending a black man accused of the rape and murder of his white girlfriend. The girl is the daughter of one of the richest men in the area.

Elliot wants Charlie to protect the accused man and gather evidence of his innocence.

Charlie is joined by his friends Angel and Louis since the risk is great. The accused and his girlfriend are from families that have had a feud since the Civil War days where the girl's family mistreated their slaves and a number of slaves rebelled.

In addition, the story continues that of "The Killing Kind" where Charlie helped lead to the arrest of a Rev. Faulkner who is the accused murderer of the Aroostook Baptists. Now right wing fanatics in Charleston are funding Faulkner's defense and Faulkner has promised retribution against Charlie's family.

John Connolly is an excellent storyteller who knows the way to the reader's thoughts and heart. With some of the legend of racial tensions in this story, it captures the reader's attention immediately and expands as the story does.
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