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Lightwood

(2017)
(The first book in the Judah Cannon series)
A novel by

 
 
Judah Cannon is the middle son of the notorious Cannon clan led by Sherwood, its unflinching and uncompromising patriarch. When Judah returns to his rural hometown of Silas, Florida after a stint in prison, he is determined to move forward and live it clean with his childhood best friend and newly discovered love, Ramey Barrow. Everything soon spirals out of control, though, when a phone call from Sherwood ensnares Judah and Ramey in a complicated web of thievery, brutality and betrayal.

Pressured by the unrelenting bonds of blood ties, Judah takes part in robbing the Scorpions, a group of small-time, meth-cooking bikers who are flying down the highway with the score of their lives. Unbeknownst to the Cannons, however, half of the stolen cash in the Harley saddlebags belongs to Sister Tulah, a megalomaniacal Pentecostal preacher who encourages her followers to drink poison and relinquish their bank accounts. When Sister Tulah learns of the robbery, she swears to make both the Cannons and the Scorpions pay, thus bringing all parties into mortal conflict rife with deception and unpredictable power shifts. When Judah's younger brother Benji becomes the unwitting victim in the melee, Judah takes it upon himself to exact revenge, no matter the damage inflicted upon himself and those around him. Judah becomes a driven man, blinded by his need for vengeance and questioning everything he thought he believed in. With Ramey at his side, Judah is forced to take on both the Scorpions and Sister Tulah as he struggles to do the right thing in a world full of wrongs.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Steph Post’s prose is lyrical and evocative. Her depiction of hardscrabble life in rural Florida is so effective, you’ll wanna lock the doors and crank up the AC. But where LIGHTWOOD truly excels is in illuminating the ties that bind - and stretching them well beyond their breaking point." - Chris Holm

"Brilliant...Lightwood solidifies Steph Post as the official voice of working class literature in Florida, akin to what Daniel Woodrell has done for Missouri, or Ron Rash for the Carolinas." - Brian Panowich


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Used availability for Steph Post's Lightwood

Hardback Editions

January 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Lightwood (Judah Cannon)
Author(s): Steph Post
ISBN: 1-943818-30-4 / 978-1-943818-30-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Polis Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

December 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lightwood (Judah Cannon)
Author(s): Steph Post
ISBN: 1-943818-89-4 / 978-1-943818-89-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Polis Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

November 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: Lightwood
Author(s): Steph Post
ISBN: 1-982585-60-9 / 978-1-982585-60-0
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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November 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: Lightwood: The Judah Cannon Series, book 1
Author(s): Steph Post
ISBN: 1-982585-61-7 / 978-1-982585-61-7
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


November 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: Lightwood
Author(s): Steph Post
ISBN: 1-982585-62-5 / 978-1-982585-62-4
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


November 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Lightwood: The Judah Cannon Series, Book 1
Author(s): Steph Post
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   


November 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Lightwood: The Judah Cannon Series, Book 1
Author(s): Steph Post
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


November 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Lightwood: The Judah Cannon Series, Book 1
Author(s): Steph Post
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

January 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Lightwood (Judah Cannon Book 1)
Author(s): Steph Post
Publisher: Polis Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA