Sheriff Colt Harper believes he’s colorblind in his enforcement of the law. But is he? When a black man is murdered, it ignites age-old anger in the African-American community over the injustices they’ve endured and forces Harper to confront his own personal demons. Harper’s single-minded pursuit of justice for the dead man thrusts him between two volatile groups — furious blacks who don’t know if they can trust him and racist whites who want to use the controversy to spark a bloody race war.
The third Sheriff Colt Harper adventure.
Harper believes that combat veterans share a lifetime bond of loyalty with their fellow Marines. But when his service buddy Robert “Flip” Wilson, who slid into an oblivion of drugs and crime after returning from the Gulf War, shows up in his county and kills a man, Harper's loyalty to his friend smashes into his duty to the law. The two men find themselves on opposite sides now, fighting a different kind of war, where the battlefields are their hearts and souls…and losing will cost them everything.
Sheriff Colt Harper's investigation of a black man's murder ignites long-buried bitterness over systemic racism in his county and forces him to confront his own demons...and white supremacists intent on sparking a race war.
The audiobook edition of Phillip Thompson's novel, read by J. Rodney Turner
Colt Harper is the Sheriff in a rural Mississippi county who goes up against a Memphis drug cartel and their cold-blooded assassin and will do whatever it take to get justice...even if it means going outside the law.
In Thompson’s well-wrought third crime novel featuring Mississippi sheriff Colt Harper. Thoughtful prose is matched by solid characterizations. Thompson delivers a timely tale of racial violence.
OLD ANGER has some sweet echoes of the past while being something modern at the same time. Pacing is outstanding and the story is engaging. It has a western rash under it's skin. Recommended.
OLD ANGER is a modern Southern novel in the best sense—exploring issues of race, privilege, and generational mistrust with candor and grace. It’s also a fiercely engaging mystery. Thompson’s lawman, Colt Harper, is a man of honor in a world that could use more of ’em. Consider me a fan.
Phillip Thompson combines the visceral verbal skills of Craig Johnson with the white knuckle tension of Stephen Hunter. Old Anger will leave you soaked in sweat and gasping for air
Once more, the sense of place looms large. Thompson’s writing is tight, concise, and his descriptions are spot on (and) the one liners resonate with reality.