Blood at the Root (Mass Market Paperbound)

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Hatred and murder breed in dark places ...

In the long shadows of an alley a young man is murdered, savagely kicked and beaten to death by assailant or assailants unknown. It is a crime shocking in its raw brutality, and its shattering repercussions will be felt throughout a small provincial community on the edge -- because the victim was far from innocent, a youth whose sordid secret life was a tangle of terrifying contradictions and virulent racial hatred. And now a dedicated policeman beset by his own tormenting demons must follow the leads into the rankest pits of man's inhumanity to man -- to catch a killer before his village explodes.

Praise For…

“Sociologically acute.”
-New York Times Book Review

“Chilling and candid.”
-San Francisco Chronicle

“An outstanding read.”

Product Details
ISBN: 9780380794768
ISBN-10: 0380794764
Publisher: Avon Books
Publication Date: December 1998
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Inspector Banks Novels