New York: Hyperion, 1996. First edition. Hardcover. [INSCRIBED]. 297pp. Octavo. [23cm]. 1/4 dark blue over tan boards. Title is stamped in gold gilt on spine. Illustrated dust jacket. Inscribed "To ______, all the best," and signed by author on the title page. As New / As New. Item #61628
From the author's website: Aaron Crown comes from a long line of shady Cajun characters, and rumors of Klan ties swirl around his family—so his arrest for the murder of a black civil rights leader would seem to be an open and shut case. But when the man who worked hardest to put Crown away ascends to the governor’s mansion, detective Dave Robicheaux begins to suspect that Aaron may be innocent of the crime. Soon key figures in high places start pressuring Dave to drop his investigation…but that only makes him more determined to uncover the truth at any cost.