(Book 26 in the Making of America series)
A novel by Lee Davis Willoughby (William L DeAndrea, Richard Deming and Richard Laymon)
When Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox Courthouse, the Civil War ended. But the sorrow/and agony had only begun as the prostrate South reaped the bitter harvest of the war between the brothers...The gently-bred Laniers of Tennessee find themselves brutally divided, as the father, Everett, a crippled Confederate hero, struggles for reason and justice, and the son, Matt, idealistic and dreaming of glory, rides w/the Knights of the Invisible Empire-the Klu Klux Klan...The rough-cut Catlins of Arkansas, whose face would violently intermingle w/that of the Laniers, are also at odds among themselves. In a world turned upside-down, the beautiful, red haired Adele Lanier, whose bizarre obsession of one evil man--and her deep love for a decent man who could never be hers--is the catalyst, the pivot on which the destinies of the Laniers and Catlins remorselessly turn.
Used availability for Richard Laymon's The Nightriders
July 1982 : USA Paperback