New York: Hyperion, 1996. First edition. Hardcover. [INSCRIBED] 297pp. Octavo. [23cm]. 1/4 dark blue paper over tan boards. Title stamped in gold on spine. Dust jacket is white with embossed design on front panel and picture of author on rear panel, spine reads "Special ABA collectors edition" along with book title and author's name. Signed on title page by author with inscription that reads "To _______, all the best" As new / As New. Item #61629
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.