This character is a thirty-eight year old author and former prosecutor.
This character is the publisher of the Natchez Examiner.
Judge Leo Marston
This character is the most influential person in Natchez, Mississippi.
This character is blackmailing the protagonist's father.
This character refuses to discuss the past at all.
Dr. Tom Cage
This character has earned the respect of everyone in town, with one notable exception.
This character was murdered in what was believed to be a racial killing in 1968.
This character asks the protagonist to look into the 1968 murder.
This character is the mother of the person murdered in 1968.
This character is the protagonist's child.
This character dies seven months before the story begins.
This character is vicious and spends more time drunk than not.
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