Woods so carefully develops each of the several characters and what is happening in their lives that one begins to think he is jumping around a bit since the characters seem to come from such different worlds. However, he masterfully draws in the reins on each as their lives intersect. Once you reach the last 150 pages, be prepared to block out time to just finish the book because it is impossible to put down.
The castion on this one was too predictable. All the characters with liberal or progressive viewpoints were flawed but basically likeable and sincere of heart. All the characters with conservative viewpoints were one-dimensional, disreputable, and universally to be scorned. The author even had to emphasis physical appearance differences to heap scorn on some. Really Mr. Woods, a huge pimple on the face of the preachers son? Certain you would catch the preacher with a choirboy? And every conservative is a stupid automaton? Perhaps to develop a fuller and more realistic sense of how those you disagree with think, you need to practice some of that acceptance and genuine love your was preaching throughout the novel.
I have always admired Mr. Woods story-telling abilities, but if many of his novels were this blatently partisan and sermonizing I would have to stop reading him. If you like a fanciful political yarn and are either of a more liberal viewpoint or don't mind being insulted while you read then this is the book for you.
Will Lee has returned to his roots to kick off his campaign for the Senate. A prominent lawyer, he has come back to his hometown of Delano, Georgia, to plan his strategies...and to argue an explosively controversial case that could seriously damage his political career. This is a great story of racial intolerance, political intrigue, and murder.
A fast pace thriller about a lawyer who returns to his rural Georgia hometown planning to kick off his campaign for the Senate only to get caught up in a local trial that explosively exposes the strong sentiments of racial hatred and moral outrage that simmered in the community.
Man o Man. I had never heard of Stuart Wood prior to reading this book. It has been in my stack of stuff to read for over a year. This is one of the best books I have ever read. Politics, court room drama, hit men, secret organizations, sex, love, success and failure. The writing is very good...very good. It is one of those books that force you to do math (OK...If I stop reading right now I can get 4.5 hours sleep)!!!!
This fourth offering in Woods' series about Will Lee, the chief aide to a senator in Georgia who was played by Charlton Heston in the 6-hour TV drama, follows a sensational murder trial, a Senate campaign, and the acts of a virulent white supremacist group.
Like all Stuart Woods novels I have read this one keeps you reading until the last line. This is a Will Lee novel where he runs for the Senate while having to defend a man in Georgia who is accused of murder. Many twists and turns along the way.