Dorothy Collins, the most beautiful woman in town is dead, mauled to death by a bear. Sheriff Hank Crenshaw thinks differently; a bear wouldn't cause a nice clean slice across her neck. All clues point toward his best friend, a known stalker and would-be thief. Lisa Hubbard, known around town for her crazy talk about UFOs and seeing dead presidents, knows the truth about the murder. Will anyone believe her, or will they think she has gone crazy?
Black Rising is a novel by author Kevin Barron about Marcus Brooks, Zarida Johnson, and Lisa Banks, who are operatives of an organization called The Black Liberation Organization. The military wing of the BLO, which they belong to, has set out to enforce their own version of justice against those individuals and organizations who have gotten away with injustices against black people.