Book Reviews of Chiefs (Will Lee, Bk 1)

Chiefs (Will Lee, Bk 1)
Chiefs - Will Lee, Bk 1
Author: Stuart Woods
ISBN-13: 9780380703470
ISBN-10: 0380703475
Publication Date: 1986
Pages: 432
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 86 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Chiefs is the first in Stuart Woods' long list of books. It is about police chiefs from a small in Georgia over a few decades as they look for a serial killer. It introduces characters who will appear in other books by Woods. It is my favorite of his books because it gives a history to his stories.
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For the people of Delano, Georgia, 1920 was a landmark year. that winter they elected their first police chief, built the fir jail...and discovered the first body--the naked, brutalized corpse of a young boy. So began a forty-year manhunt that would embroil three generations of small-town police chiefs in the dark, twisted secrets of their sleepy, God-fearing community--and expose a seamy underbelly of hatred, corruption, and perversion too terrible to imagine...and too virulent to ignore.
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This is a fast-paced mystery that I think any mystery lover will enjoy!
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this is a very interesting book and kept me interested the whole time
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A captivating story of three chiefs of police that serve the small Georgia town of Delano. The reader not only reads the intriguing tales of the Chiefs, but watches the town and Delano grow and the South grow through many changes. There is a lot of suspense and intrigue through this book. It will capture you and hold you until the end.
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Different cover than that shown in stock photo....GREAT READING.....Brings the reader back to the 20s, 40s, 60s.....about a killer's strange obsession
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This is the first Wood's fiction. Set in the southern town of Delano, the story spans 40+ years. Three very different chiefs of the town's police force try to solve a series of suspicious deaths. It is a compelling read of the social changes in the American town during turbulent times. I loved it!
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Very interesting book spanning decades in a small Georgia town.
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Southern mystery crossing multiple generations

Good read
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A story about Delano, Georgia where murders take place over 4 decades and 3 police chiefs.
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A great legal/cop thriller covering 3 generations cops in a rural southern town as it comes to grips with the changing racial laws and moral codes of modern America.
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In the winter of 1920, the first body is found in Delano, Ga. the naked brutalized corpse of a young boy. It is a crime too horrific to be ignored, the first of many that will span four decades, embroiling three separate police chiefs in a remarkable manhunt that will expose the hatreds, fears, dark secrets and festering wounds beneath the surface of their sleepy god fearing community.
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Must read. Best book by Stuart Woods. In a style completely different from the Alex Cross novels. Also the first book in a series of stories about the Lee Family.
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"Chiefs" is part of a series of books with Will Lee. It starts in 1919 and traces a family into the 60's. It has a variety of lines; murder, intrigue, race, politics, and down-to-earth, good hearted people. Being from Georgia and growing up near where the story takes place, I found it particularly interseting and did not want to put it down. My second Stuart Woods book, but NOT my last.
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One bitter morning in 1920,the naked body of an unidentified boy is discovered in the woods outside the small town of Delano,Georgia. The murder goes unsolved-but not unremembered.For over a span of forty years,the desperate search for the brutal and elusive murderer will consmue the lives of three different police chiefs and their families. From the sleepy days of post WWI America to the bitter racial turmoil of the 60's,Chiefs is a haunting novel that unforgettably evokes the life of one southern town,its leaders,and its people. A town whose deceptively peaceful surface is shattered by the on-going menace of a killer's strange and terrible obession.
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I am a white woman dating a black man and this book showed me things I have never known about the world of prejudice in the old days. I loved, loved, loved this book even though at times I was made to feel very angry. Very good book.
Hope you enjoy it if you choose it.
Happy reading.
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Great book, the kind you wish you hadn't read so you can read again!