Heaven, My Home

Heaven, My Home

Book - 2019 | First edition.
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9-year-old Levi King knew he should have left for home sooner; now he's alone in the darkness of vast Caddo Lake, in a boat whose motor just died. A sudden noise distracts him - and all goes dark. Darren Mathews is trying to emerge from another kind of darkness; after the events of his previous investigation, his marriage is in a precarious state of re-building, and his career and reputation lie in the hands of his mother, who's never exactly had his best interests at heart. Now she holds the key to his freedom, and she's not above a little maternal blackmail to press her advantage. An unlikely possibility of rescue arrives in the form of a case down Highway 59, in a small lakeside town where the local economy thrives on nostalgia for ante-bellum Texas - and some of the era's racial attitudes still thrive as well. Levi's disappearance has links to Darren's last case, and to a wealthy businesswoman, the boy's grandmother, who seems more concerned about the fate of her business than that of her grandson. Darren has to battle centuries-old suspicions and prejudices, as well as threats that have been reignited in the current political climate, as he races to find the boy, and to save himself.
Publisher: New York : Mulholland Books, 2019.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780316363402
Branch Call Number: LOCKE
Characteristics: 294 pages ; 24 cm.

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NedSu
Nov 21, 2019

This is a continuation of the series featuring Darren Mathews, the Black Texas Ranger. As a Ranger he is pretty good at solving mysterious murders and crimes, but he is tragically flawed as a person. That makes for some pretty tough reading. In his head he is pretty much lost; he drinks too much, he doubts his friends and his family and it affects his job. The novel spent too much time in angst, too little time in action. At times it seems like reading a soap opera in which nothing is truly resolved. I am torn.

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lizharr
Sep 26, 2019

WSJ Sept 14-15 2019

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uncommonreader
Sep 26, 2019

Once again, Locke has given us a book with a topical theme - white supremacy and the Ayrian Brotherhood of Texas, moral dilemmas and a very good story.

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