The Burying Field
Putnam, May 2002, 26.95, 291 pp.
In Jefferson, a small town north of New Orleans, four teenagers vandalize a slave cemetery for kicks. Caryl Jackson, a black man tries to stop them, but he is attacked by the ringleader and lies near death in the hospital. Successful land developer Michael Tournier, aware of his image, owns the land where the cemetery is located.
He hires Danny Chaisson, a former prosecutor and FBI inf...