Red Grass River: A Legend by James Carlos BlakeRed Grass River: A Legend by James Carlos Blake

Red Grass River: A Legend

byJames Carlos Blake

Paperback | July 25, 2000

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James Carlos Blake is a masterful chronicler of the restless, outcast, the lawless, and the lonelyheart. His previous novel, In the Rogue Blood, was awarded the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction. Now he has written a powerful and rousing historical saga of family loyalties, blood feuds, and betrayed friendships; of bank robberies and bootlegging; and of a passionate love as wild at heart as the Everglades. It is the story of sworn enemies: John Ashley, a criminal and folk hero, the brightest star in a family destined to become the most notorious in south Florida; and Bobby Baker, a lawman born of lawmen, a violent, hard-hearted man driven by the searing memory of past affronts and the enduring hatreds the engendered. Ashley and Maker will clash many times over many decades. And as the twentieth century encroaches on their world—and the wildlands give grudging way to the rising boomtown of Miami—a feral, sensual mating will place one man in gravest peril...while his adversary contrives a dark, personal vengeance that could leave countless lives—his own included—in ruin.

James Carlos Blake is a masterful chronicler of the restless, outcast, the lawless, and the lonelyheart. His previous novel, In the Rogue Blood, was awarded the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction. Now he has written a powerful and rousing historical saga of family loyalties, blood feuds, and betrayed friendships; of bank robberie...
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Title:Red Grass River: A LegendFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.86 inPublished:July 25, 2000Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0380792427

ISBN - 13:9780380792429

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John Ashley and Bobby Baker grow up in the Florida Everglades in the early 1900s as the best of friends. This soon changes as Ashley turns to a life of crime and Baker becomes a lawman. When Ashley escapes prison, he turns to bank robbing, selling rum and battling the Chicago mob. Baker makes it his lifelong personal goal to bring Ashley to justice. In Red Grass River: A Legend, Baker’s obsession of catching Ashley is threatening to destroy both of their careers in this exciting novel.

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"A superb and engrossing novel...Blake [is] one of the best and most original writers in America today." (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)