Fifteen years after Black Water Rising, Jay Porter is struggling to cope with catastrophic changes in his personal life and the disintegration of his law practice. Tired and restless, he's ready to quit. When a girl goes missing in Pleasantville on election night, 1996, Jay is deeply disturbed. He's been representing Pleasantville in the wake of a chemical fire, and the case is dragging on, raising doubts about his ability. The missing girl was a volunteer for one of the mayoral candidates, and when the nephew of one of the other candidates is arrested, Jay reluctantly finds himself serving as a defense attorney. With a man's life and his own reputation on the line, Jay is about to expose the dark side of power and those determined to keep it.
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by Attica Locke
by Gary Phillips
by Gar Anthony Haywood
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by Walter Dean Myers
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by Alan Lawrence Sitomer
by Ferentz Lafargue
"There's so much going on in Pleasantville, a Houston neighborhood built for African-Americans after WWII--murder, kidnapping, and most of all politics, specifically the election of the city's first black mayor. JD Jackson's narration is so solid and organized that listeners get the complete picture, despite the many distractions. A teenage girl turns up missing a short time before the election, and ultimately her murder becomes a political football. Attorney Jay Porter, hero of BLACK WATER RISING, is back to defend a candidate's son who is charged with the killing. There are a multitude of accents throughout this thriller, and Jackson handles them with precision. He makes Porter a star in the inevitable murder trial, and his narration picks up speed in the latter part of the story. A.L.H. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"
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