ILL WIND by W. L. Heath

ILL WIND

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Morgan, Alabama, another Southern deadspot, comes alive with speculation when Charley Mott, a tax collector with a long and worthy record, shoots himself in a pre-election month. The suspicion of suicide, as against an accident, is buttressed by the news that his books were to have an official audit- the first in ten years. To counter the gossip, Paul Rushton, his assistant, must defy the local political boss and thereby jeopardize his own future. As Mott lies dying, Tom, his oldest friend, and Kate, his secretary, finally give in- if only for a night- to their unadmitted attraction to each other, and Rushton makes his choice between principle and power... Not the high explosive of Violent Saturday, but blunt and unmistakably accurate. Rentals.

Pub Date: May 1st, 1957
Publisher: Harper