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.
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.
This is a fast-paced mystery that I think any mystery lover will enjoy!
"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.
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.
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.
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.
A story about Delano, Georgia where murders take place over 4 decades and 3 police chiefs.
Southern mystery crossing multiple generations
A LITTLE STRANGE BUT COMPELLING
Very interesting book spanning decades in a small Georgia town.
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!
Great book, the kind you wish you hadn't read so you can read again!
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.