Hard Row

Hard Row

Large Print - 2008
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As Judge Deborah Knott presides over a case involving a barroom brawl, it becomes clear that deep resentments over race, class, and illegal immigration are simmering just below the surface in the countryside. An early spring sun has begun to shine like a blessing on the fertile fields of North Carolina, but along with the seeds sprouting in the thawing soil, violence is growing as well. Mutilated body parts have appeared along the back roads of Colleton County, and the search for the victim's identity and for that of his killer will lead Deborah and her new husband, Sheriff's Deputy Dwight Bryant, into the desperate realm of undocumented farm workers exploited for cheap labor. In the meantime, Deborah and Dwight continue to adjust to married life and to having Dwight's eight-year-old son, Cal, live with them full time. When another body is found, these newlyweds will discover dark truths that threaten to permanently alter the serenity of their rural surroundings and their new life together.
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2008
ISBN: 9781410403322
1410403327
Characteristics: 409 p. (large print) ; 22 cm

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Dec 09, 2018

13th book in the series of 20 titles ; thru year 2015.
A spooky murder; (not involving a ghost). Another opportunity by Maron for the reader to learn something about the migrant worker camps in the Southern USA. -- Camps run by the owners of farms;

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Jan 31, 2012

A good addition to the series. The new responsibilities of wife and stepmother deepen the feel of the book. These events also add to the ongoing characters in the series.

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