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The year is 1964, and Carl Gordon is an ill-prepared New York assistant US attorney who has lied his way into a transfer to Stockville, Alabama, where he is supposed to monitor and enforce the Civil Rights Act. In a matter of days, the Ku Klux Klan takes aim at him, the outside agitator. 

Carl has agreed to represent Oleatha Geary, a black family matriarch who has inherited a mansion in an all-white, race-restricted neighborhood. Carl and Oleatha are engulfed in litigation that turns deadly. Meanwhile, Carl and Oleatha's daughter, Lenore, find themselves in a blossoming romance opposed by everyone, white and black. 

Heroism for hatred, controversy in death, friendship, and forbidden love fill the minutes of this remarkable tale of societal ills, culture clashes and political change.

©2017 Mitch Margo (P)2018 Mitch Margo

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