The hated one is Attorney Frank Coom. He was hated eight years ago -- by the residents of home town Lindsley, Florida -- because he drank and gambled his way out of respectability; he is hated more bitterly now because he chooses to defend Coralee Preston, a young Negreas accused of murdering the State Attorney. The Strange Fruits of Southern Injustice proceed to place Newton's apple on Coombs' head. Vigilante committees pursue him. Crackers him. His tires are slashed. And he's called everything from Communist sympathizer to Yankee interferer...This is a slick action package neatly tailored in black and white.