From the acclaimed author of The Last Town on Earth comes the gripping follow-up to Darktown, a “combustible procedural that will knock the wind out of you” (The New York Times).
After a construction worker unearths a human skull on the campus of the University of Mississippi dating to the 1960s, an older woman’s desperate attempt to erase history counts down the five ways to die in the thriller The Five Manners of Death. The woman is the niece of Dr. Diana Bratton, a surgeon surrounded by bodies after the discovery of her Aunt Phoebe’s 50-year-old note detailing the manners of death.
It's by no accident that the University of Mississippi ranks among the most beautiful college campuses nationwide. Led by Jeff McManus, the University's landscape team follows McManus's approach of individual growth and empowerment within each member of the team.
A prisoner in a secret cell. The guard who has watched over him a dozen years. An American waitress in Paris. A young Palestinian man in Berlin who strikes up an odd friendship with a wealthy Canadian businessman. And The General, Israel’s most controversial leader, who lies dying in a hospital, the only man who knows of the prisoner’s existence.
Although he claims to have little memory of the incident, an eighty-two-year-old white Mississippi man, while walking in his woods, finds his granddaughter engaging in a sexual encounter with a young, black man. Assuming it is a rape in progress, he shoots the lover. He is charged with a hate crime for murder. Throughout eighteen months of legal proceedings, the accused seeks to understand his prejudices and motivation for taking the life of another.
Based in part on an unauthorized diary of a 1st Lt., the late Roscoe “Rocky” Boyer, well known to fellow Oxonians, this narrative history by his son, Allen Boyer, offers the reader an account of Allied air commander General George Kenney's "air blitz" offensive that won World War II in the Southwest Pacific, as it was lived both in the cockpit and on the ground.