A death in Live Oak
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New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2018].
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First edition.
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371 pages ; 24 cm.
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Frank Carlson Library - FictionFic Grippando, JamesOn Shelf
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9780062657800, 0062657801

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Sequel to: Most dangerous place.
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"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."--Dust jacket.
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When the body of Jamal Cousin, president of the pre-eminent black fraternity at the Florida's flagship university, is discovered hogtied in the Stygian water swamps of the Suwanee River Valley, the death sets off a firestorm. When Mark Towson, the president of a prominent white fraternity, is accused of the crime, defense attorney Jack Swyteck knows that the stakes could not be higher. 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?

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APA Citation (style guide)

Grippando, J. (2018). A death in Live Oak. First edition. New York, NY: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Grippando, James, 1958-. 2018. A Death in Live Oak. New York, NY: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers.

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Grippando, James, 1958-, A Death in Live Oak. New York, NY: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018.

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Grippando, James. A Death in Live Oak. First edition. New York, NY: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2018. Print.

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