Devil's Slew: A Barrett Raines Mystery. A superb storyteller, Darryl Wimberley writes about a Florida not many people know about, bringing to life its rich characters--and its lurking dangers
Devil's Slew: A Barrett Raines Mystery. Special Agent Barrett "Bear" Raines of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement has his Little League game interrupted when a returning GI uses Bear and the local sheriff to commit suicide-by-cop. A superb storyteller, Darryl Wimberley writes about a Florida not many people know about, bringing to life its rich characters--and its lurking dangers. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. Publisher: Macmillan PublishersReleased: Mar 1, 2011ISBN: 9781429953450Format: book.
So says author Darryl Wimberley, and it's a Florida he knows. He knows, too, that in towns like Pepperfish Keys, there are those who still can't believe that a black man could rise to a high position in the state police. But Barrett Raines has done it; his father may have been a moneyless fisherman enriching his white employer, but things have changed--a bit. Sharon Fowler, a local television reporter, isn't concerned with Barrett's race--she wouldn't have cared if he were pink and green. She just wants to use him to get him (and, she hopes, the state's senator.
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Amos Darryl Wimberley is an American writer. Darryl has five critically acclaimed novels with Saint Martin"s Press in the Barrett Raines mystery series:,,, and "Devil"s Slew" (2011). Darryl has taught writing and literature over many years at several institutions including the m Department at the University of Texas, Austin and the Department of English and Fine Arts at his alma mater, the United States Air Force Academy.
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Special Agent Barrett "Bear" Raines of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement has his Little League game interrupted when a returning GI uses Bear and the local sheriff to commit suicide-by-cop. Barrett agonizes over the young man's death. He knows that the young marine came home with a squad of other veterans who live outside the law near a place called Devil's Slew.
Devil's Slew: A Barrett Raines Mystery (Detective Barrett Raines Mysteries). Wimberley combines a vividly realized setting and compelling procedural detail with a sensitive and thought-provoking treatment of racial and social issues (the latter focusing on mistreated migrant workers employed to rake straw). In addition, the pacing is sharp, and the suspense builds dramatically (the book races to minor climaxes that fool the reader into thinking the story has come to a premature end). This third entry in the Barrett Raines series deserves to be the breakthrough book for Wimberley.
Darryl Wimberley was born in St. Augustine, Florida. While still on active duty in the Air Force he completed graduate work at St. Mary's University in Sna Antonio Texas, and was awarded the degree of Master of Arts in English Literature. Following military service he completed a Doctorate fo Philosophy from the m department at the University of Texas at Austin, and followed a career at the Times-Mirror Corporation.