“A powerful novel ... affecting and highly readable as it commingles fact and invention in artful ways. . . . puts me in mind of James Ellroy’s Los Angeles novels . . .”
This “riveting” thriller (Kirkus Reviews) recounts the confrontations that beset Gideon along his journey for vigilante justice, and the challenge a Mississippi police chief faces as he seeks to intercept a would-be assassin without knowing his name, age, race, appearance or even the sound of his voice.
“Gripping, wonderful story-telling. ... Family saga, freedom song and cry for justice come together in Mississippi Reckoning, as a despairing man seeks vengeance for wrongs beyond his power to right.” –Diane Nash, Freedom Rider and Civil Rights Leader
John Grisham meets Richard Wright: During Gideon's road trip to Mississippi, flashbacks reveal the personal histories that set Gideon on his path of vengeance: