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Tom and Son Jesus are two boys - one black and the other white - who have been mysteriously ordained at birth to spark the flames of change. Best friends, they spend their days daydreaming, fishing, and trying to escape work. But their fun abruptly comes to a halt when they discover a bone during a fanciful runaway. The bone turns out to be part of the skeletal remains of Son Jesus' long-missing father.

Sheriff Frank Rucker, returned a hero from World War II, begins an investigation that unmasks a racially motivated killer known only as Pegleg. The search for truth divides the people of Overton County, forcing a surprising conclusion - and the beginning of justice.

©2008 Terry Kay; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio

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"An earnest, appealing tale." (Entertainment Weekly)

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A wonderful book

I heard this book when I first joined Audible but I go back to it because it is so good. Everything is so vivid that I can see the characters clearly in my mind and the twists to the end are most welcome.

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  • sarahmoose2000
  • 08-06-12

Who is Peg-Leg?

Two friends, Tom (white) and Sonny Jesus (black), are unaware of the problems their friendship poses in a racist town. Sonny's dad has been killed by the mysterious Peg-Leg; and just as the town seems to be getting over it, he strikes again.