CHRIS KELSEY. Where the Hurt Is

CHRIS KELSEY. Where the Hurt Is. Black Rose Writing. Trade Paperback, Kindle, 319 pages, $20.95, $6.99. Amazon

Summer 1965. When an unknown young African-American woman is found murdered on the railroad tracks outside the tiny western Oklahoma town of Burr, most of its citizens would rather look away. Police chief Emmett Hardy doesn’t have that luxury. A local hero going back to his high school football days, Hardy finishes what he starts, despite whatever obstacles—ethical, moral, political—are strewn in his path.