The Burying Field

The Burying Field A small town in St Tammany s Parish just north of New Orleans is home to a slave burying ground so long forgotten that it doesn t appear on any maps When a group of white teenagers appropriate the

  • Title: The Burying Field
  • Author: Kenneth Abel
  • ISBN: 9780451208538
  • Page: 448
  • Format: Paperback
  • A small town in St Tammany s Parish, just north of New Orleans, is home to a slave burying ground, so long forgotten that it doesn t appear on any maps When a group of white teenagers appropriate the burying field for after hours drinking, racial tensions in the area begin to rise One night the drunken party turns violent, and the town explodes Danny is sent to St TA small town in St Tammany s Parish, just north of New Orleans, is home to a slave burying ground, so long forgotten that it doesn t appear on any maps When a group of white teenagers appropriate the burying field for after hours drinking, racial tensions in the area begin to rise One night the drunken party turns violent, and the town explodes Danny is sent to St Tammany by a wealthy real estate developer to protect his interest in a valuable piece of property and finds himself on the wrong side of a bitter struggle over land, power, and tradition Here, memories run deep and even the past can t stay buried for long in the rich bayou soil As the disquiet spreads and bodies surface, only Danny s determination to dig up the region s bloody history can stop a cycle of fear and hatred that seems to be as old as the land itself.

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    1. Onvan : The Burying Field (Danny Chaisson, #2) - Nevisande : Kenneth Abel - ISBN : 451208536 - ISBN13 : 9780451208538 - Dar 352 Safhe - Saal e Chap : 2002

    2. New Orleans lawyer Danny Chaisson is contacted by a weathy real estate developer to help with a problem in St. Tammany parish that is quickly getting out of control. The real estate company had hoped to begin building a high-end shopping center and expensive housing on a tract of land the company had purchased several years prior but a recent incident on the land has brought the entire project to a halt. A slave burying ground, not marked on any maps of the area but well-known by the local resid [...]

    3. I liked his characterseven as they do fit sterrotypes. There is truly more dignity presented for the "downtrodden" than the folks with power Jabril, a sidekick, is a humorous addition and I'd end up laughing ry little else in this story was laughable.When four white teenagers desecrate an old slave burying ground, racial tensions explode and Danny Chaisson finds himself on the wrong side of a bitter struggle over land, power, and memory in a small Louisiana town. Hired by a wealthy real estate d [...]

    4. Danny Chaisson returns after the success of "Cold Steel Rain" in this latest adventure in which the humid air and sleazy dealing of New Orleans languidly comes off the page. Now that Abel has developed some characters which return here the writing is a little more formulaic but if you enjoyed first book you'll probably like this one too.

    5. I bought this book not because it's my genre of choice--it's decidely not--but because the man behind the pseudonym was my professor for one of the most brilliant college English courses I've taken. I have no idea what his crime novels are like, but we'll find out.

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