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The Thomas Berryman Number Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 4, The First Southern Detective Story Summary

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Part 4, The First Southern Detective Story Summary

Ochs returns to Nashville where an investigation into Johnboy Terrell is just beginning to take form. Ochs writes several articles for his paper, one of which receives national attention. As a result, Ochs receives a letter from a customs inspector who had his identity stolen and a seafood dinner charged to one of his credit cards. Later, Ochs reviews some of the things he knows about Jimmie Lee Horn. Ochs wrote many articles on Horn and therefore got to know him quite well. Horn is a strong man, proud to represent the black vote. However, Horn has many aspirations for his political future. At one point Horn cuts his famous pompadour because his political adviser tells him that the hair style could cost him many white votes. After the haircut, Horn goes to police headquarters to speak...

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