Come on inside William Slusher's popular ?rst vel of 1995, republished by demand, wherein you meet Lewis, the ?awed and troubled white sheriff of an isolated Virginia mountain county. You'll also meet Millie, the black woman jailhouse sergeant with attitude; Colby, the patrician country doctor; Pierce, the immense deputy you do t want to cross; a gentle old soul named Ivy Joe; and many other memorable characters. Both Lewis and you will meet a beautiful, black, uptown trial lawyer named Lucia, prounced the sexy southern way: Loosha. Lucia grew up in remote Hunter County during the civil rights era and long ago ?ed its southern ambiance, but she's back w with some attitude of her own. She wants to kw who murdered her widely beloved, ninety-something grandfather, and she's t in the mood for excuses. Ah, but from here, reader...you're on your own.