Call Each River Jordan

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Parry, Owen. Call Each River Jordan. New York: HarperCollins, 2001.

Union detective Abel Jones fights unexpectedly at the battle of Shiloh on his way to investigate the mass murder of escaped slaves. He makes his way across Confederate lines and teams up with young officer Francis Drake Raines and imperturbable white manservant Barnaby B. Barnaby to track down the killers.

Brisk mystery plot and strong characters and atmosphere help this entry in the Abel Jones series. The novel is flawed only by its prose style, which runs distractingly to blank verse.


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