Book Reviews of Southern Cross

Southern Cross
Southern Cross
Author: Stephen Greenleaf
ISBN-13: 9780553568172
ISBN-10: 0553568175
Publication Date: 2/1/1995
Pages: 313
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Crimeline
Book Type: Paperback
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Stephen Greeleaf has been compared to a modern day Raymond Chandler. I think Greenleaf is an incredibly under-appreciated author. His protagonist, John Marshall Tanner, is a San Francisco attorney turned PI who is middle-aged, world-weary, sarcastically funny, a bit hard-boiled, but sensitive and a bit vulnerable, too--in other words, human. In this outing, he meets an old friend at his college reunion who asks for Tanner's help in uncovering the truth behind the death threats he has been receiving from a white supremacist hate group. Now a succsessful attorney, his days as a young worker in the civil rights movement are part of his past. Or are they? And who is behind the Alliance for Southern Pride? This is a fast-paced, funny, and thoughtful mystery.
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This was a story that has a person thinking about issues that plague our society. It also deals with secrets and how they can cause a person to do things that are wrong to try to right an insult. This book in my opinion is riveting.