Fear and terror grip a small Southern town when a cheerleader goes missing. Ginny Westbrook, a budding journalist, seeks out the killer even as she searches for her own identity. Digging too deeply and stumbling upon a string of missing girls, she clashes with a serial killer who harbors a hate of interracial relationships and has a passion for nursery rhymes. Are the strange occurrences those of the occult or just coincidence?
After moving to America, Nick Wideman - son of a Greek sprinter and an American pole vaulter - is dumbfounded when he is criticized by the black community and ostracized by whites for transferring to all-black Central High School in an attempt to join a nationally acclaimed 400-meter relay team, whose runners are so fast they are called Rocket Men. A school-boy's crush on pretty brown Mia Hunter only adds fuel to the fire as Nick battles reverse discrimination and stiff competition to make the team.
Dr. Pierce Brussard, cursed by his dashing good looks, stands accused of raping and murdering one of his students at a small college. In order to clear his name and pursue the love of his life, he must uncover the underhanded dealings of high-ranking college administrators.
A market savvy schoolteacher makes a million bucks for his stock investment club but loses it all when tech stocks go belly up. With their money gone, the middle-class businessmen turn to robbing banks to keep up their opulent lifestyle. For their penchant for hitting a bank before going to work, the Atlanta press dubs them, "The Morning Glory Gang".
"This is my favorite from the author!"
Clay Furlow, NYPD Detective, has a theory about unexplained murders: "Follow the money trail, then read 'em their rights." Hienrich Ressler, a discredited psychiatric researcher, also has a theory: "God didn't make any perfect animals; we all have our own psychosis." The two men match wits in a battle to the death when Clay and his 10-year-old computer genius daughter discover that seemingly random killings are actually the results of an elaborate murder-for-hire scheme.
"I'm waiting for the movie!"
The first week of school becomes a “Week of Hell” when forced busing divides a small southern town during the integration of its school system. The actions of a third-string football player do more than all of the politicians and educators put together to ease the pain of coming together.
"So bad I couldn't finish"
In 1977, an Atlanta community is disrupted by tragic lovers’ lane killings, and Computer Science Professor Phil Gregory’s daughter was one of the victims. More than 20 years later, the killer is back. Phil abruptly retires to catch his daughter’s killer. Using the Internet, he tracks the murderer through the underground world of sadomasochism and bondage. Phil baits the killer into a showdown, which is inadvertently broadcast via the Internet.
"Author ...Remain a writer ... only"
Carl Truitt, high-school teacher and ladies’ man, is shocked when FBI agents storm his Atlanta classroom and arrest him for a murder committed in his hometown – 30 years ago. Thea, Carl’s wife of twenty years, like the rest of the community, is in disbelief and sure that this case of mistaken identity will soon be cleared up. But when she visits Carl in jail, he pours out his heart to her and a story echoes from the past that is truly unbelievable.
"I was hanging on every word!"
During his tour of duty in Vietnam, Billy (Georgia Boy) Ricks becomes an American hero. Not only does he save his Recon Marine squad from annihilation, but later Billy saves his lieutenant from an attack by a disgruntled Black soldier in the aftermath of the Martin Luther King murder. When he returns to his family, however, Billy is not met with yellow ribbons tied around oak trees, but the harsh reality of unemployment.
A college computer guru develops a decryption program that breaks entry codes to secure websites, then stumbles upon a plot by urban terrorists to bomb Freaknic - the black college spring celebration - into oblivion. When the "techie" turns up dead, the police treat it as just another drive-by shooting. But his girlfriend screamed, "No way, Hozay!" So with the help of a rag-tag bunch of fraternity brothers, she takes matters into her own hands.