Rock and a Hard Place

By: Wimberley, Darryl

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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 schoolteacher wife in the little community -- they are accepted.

But then Ramona is brutally murdered, and Barrett's older brother, Delton, a former high school jock and an always-in-trouble adult is the obvious suspect. It's no-win for Barrett: if he cannot identify the much-loved Ramona's killer, it will be because he is shielding his brother; if he nails Delton for the crime, he is working out his personal rivalry, not to mention that the man is, after all, his brother. He is being pulled in all directions, not least by Delton himself, who may have the real answer to the murder.

Title: Rock and a Hard Place

Author Name: Wimberley, Darryl

Categories: Crime Fiction, Mystery,

Edition: First

Publisher: New York, St. Martins Press: 1999

ISBN Number: 031220504X

ISBN Number 13: 9780312205041

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: fine Jacket

Seller ID: 000365

Description: 260 pp. 8vo. The first Barrett Raines novel. Tight and unread, complete number line, original price intact. Dust jacket is protected with a Brodart archival cover.

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