The Hand of the Wicked by Bob Young

Bob Young, a life member of Vietnam Veterans of America, has just written his second book, The Hand of the Wicked: A True Story of Murder and Betrayal in Reconstruction Georgia (CreateSpace, 254 pp., $19.95, paper; $4.95, Kindle), a historical novel set in Georgia just after the end of the Civil War.

Based on a true story, the murder of a former enslaved woman and the subsequent miscarriage of justice, this is a fast-paced novel that effectively evokes the legacy of slavery during Reconstruction.

“In poignant fashion, this fact based novel focuses in on how the era known as Reconstruction too often rested on hatred and injustice,” the noted Civil War historian James “Bud” Robertson wrote, calling the book a “first-rate read for those who seek truth in history.”

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