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Master of the Delta

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"Edgar–winner Cook examines the slow collapse of a prominent Southern family in this magnificent tale of suspense set in 1954." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
In 1954 Mississippi, Jack Branch returns to his father's Delta estate, Great Oaks, to perform an act of noblesse oblige: teaching at the local high school. Conducting a class on historical evil, Jack is shocked to discover that his unassuming student Eddie is the son of the Coed Killer, a notorious local murderer. Jack feels compelled to mentor the boy, encouraging Eddie to examine his father's crime and using his own good name to open the doors that Eddie's lineage can't. But when Eddie's investigation leads him to Great Oaks and to Jack's own father, Jack finds himself questioning Eddie's motives—and his own.
As the deadly consequences of Jack's actions fall inescapably into place, Thomas H. Cook masterfully reveals the darker truths that lurk in the recesses of small-town lives and in the hearts of even well-intentioned men.
"The plot is laced with unexpected twists, and Cook's writing is deeply atmospheric." —Associated Press
"[An] enthralling tale . . . thrilling." —The New York Times Book Review
"A joy to read . . . nearly perfect." —The Kansas City Star

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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Kindle Book

  • Release date: March 19, 2021

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  • ISBN: 9780156034944
  • Release date: March 19, 2021

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  • ISBN: 9780156034944
  • File size: 991 KB
  • Release date: March 19, 2021

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"Edgar–winner Cook examines the slow collapse of a prominent Southern family in this magnificent tale of suspense set in 1954." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
In 1954 Mississippi, Jack Branch returns to his father's Delta estate, Great Oaks, to perform an act of noblesse oblige: teaching at the local high school. Conducting a class on historical evil, Jack is shocked to discover that his unassuming student Eddie is the son of the Coed Killer, a notorious local murderer. Jack feels compelled to mentor the boy, encouraging Eddie to examine his father's crime and using his own good name to open the doors that Eddie's lineage can't. But when Eddie's investigation leads him to Great Oaks and to Jack's own father, Jack finds himself questioning Eddie's motives—and his own.
As the deadly consequences of Jack's actions fall inescapably into place, Thomas H. Cook masterfully reveals the darker truths that lurk in the recesses of small-town lives and in the hearts of even well-intentioned men.
"The plot is laced with unexpected twists, and Cook's writing is deeply atmospheric." —Associated Press
"[An] enthralling tale . . . thrilling." —The New York Times Book Review
"A joy to read . . . nearly perfect." —The Kansas City Star

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