The Resource A death in Live Oak, James Grippando

A death in Live Oak, James Grippando

Label
A death in Live Oak
Title
A death in Live Oak
Statement of responsibility
James Grippando
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When the body of Jamal Cousin, president of the preeminent black fraternity at Florida's flagship university, is discovered hogtied in the stygian swamps of the Suwanee River, his death sets off a firestorm. And when a fellow student, Mark Towson, the president of a prominent white fraternity, is accused of the crime, the fire threatens to rage out of control. Contending with rising political tensions, racial unrest, and a sensational media, Towson's defense attorney, Jack Swyteck, knows that the stakes could not be higher--inside or outside the old Suwanee County Courthouse. The evidence against his client, which includes a threatening text message referencing "strange fruit" on the river, seems overwhelming. Then Jack gets a break that could turn the case. Jamal's gruesome murder bears disturbing similarities to another lynching that occurred back in the Jim Crow days of 1944. Are the chilling parallels purely coincidental? With a community in chaos and a young man's life in jeopardy, Jack will use every resource to find out. As he navigates each twist and turn of the search, Jack becomes increasingly convinced that his client may himself be the victim of a criminal plan more sinister than the case presented by the state attorney. Risking his own reputation, this principled man who has devoted his life to the law plunges headfirst into the darkest recesses of the South's past, and its murky present, to uncover answers. For Jack, it's about the truth. Traversing time, from the days of strict segregation to today, he'll find it--no matter the cost--and bring much-needed justice to Suwanee County."--Jacket
Member of
Summary
When the president of a black fraternity is murdered, defense attorney Jack Swyteck navigates a maelstrom of racial uprisings as he investigates the chief suspect, an effort that is further challenged by the case's eerie similarities to a Jim Crow-era lynching
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10619928
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
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Grippando, James
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
A Jack Swyteck novel
Series volume
0014
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  • Swyteck, Jack (Fictitious character)
  • Attorney and client
  • African American fraternal organizations
  • Lynching
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Florida
  • FICTION
  • African American fraternal organizations
  • Attorney and client
  • Lynching
  • Race relations
  • Swyteck, Jack (Fictitious character)
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Florida
Target audience
adult
Label
A death in Live Oak, James Grippando
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn986974721
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9780062657800
Lccn
2017022885
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)986974721
Label
A death in Live Oak, James Grippando
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn986974721
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
371 pages
Isbn
9780062657800
Lccn
2017022885
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)986974721

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