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Traumatized as a child after witnessing a hanging, the first black reporter at a southern newspaper, attempts to solve the mysterious abandonment of a small town and the disappearance of fourteen townspeople.
In the summer of 1962, I was sitting in Riley’s Poolroom on East 105th Street, in Cleveland, Ohio, listening to the elders talk about their lives growing up in the south. They discussed how black men and women were brutalized during their time and how each one of them knew at least one person—usually a family member—who had to leave the south under the cover of night to escape the wrath of someone they might have offended.
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Black soldiers thought to be killed in action mysteriously reappear in Cu Chi, Vietnam. A curious war correspondent uncovers an illegal army mission gone awry.

I was drafted into the Army and graduated from Infantry Officer Candidate School in 1967. I missed the Glenville riots in 1968 because I was in Viet Nam. But Viet Nam had its own racial conflicts, and as a first lieutenant, I was made the commander of a supply battalion that experienced a racial clash in 1969.

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