The Coyotes of Carthage

The Coyotes of Carthage

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Dre Ross has one more shot. Despite being a successful political consultant, his aggressive tactics have put him on thin ice with his boss, Mrs. Fitz, who plucked him from juvenile incarceration and mentored his career. She exiles him to the backwoods of South Carolina with $250,000 of dark money to introduce a ballot initiative on behalf of a mining company. The goal: to manipulate the locals into voting to sell their pristine public land to the highest bidder. Dre arrives in God-fearing, flag-waving Carthage County, with only Mrs. Fitz's well-meaning yet naïve grandson Brendan as his team. Dre, an African-American outsider, can't be the one to collect the signatures needed to get on the ballot. So he hires a blue-collar couple, Tyler Lee and his pious wife, Chalene, to act as the initiative's public face. Under Dre's cynical direction, a land grab is disguised as a righteous fight for faith and liberty. As lines are crossed and lives ruined, Dre's increasingly cutthroat campaign threatens the very soul of Carthage County and perhaps the last remnants of his own humanity.
Publisher: New York :, Ecco,, [2020]
Edition: First edition
Description: 308 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780062951663
9780062951687
Branch Call Number: Wrig
Additional Contributors: Wright, Steven, 1979- Coyotes of Carthage

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Oct 28, 2020

the continued degradation of a bitter man, already compromised by previous immoral choices, when he is called upon by his corporate employers to rig an election in order to wrest public land from an unsuspecting community for the purpose of despoiling it for financial gain - an easy and compelling read by a budding but gifted writer

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