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Snapshot

A Novel

By Lis W Wiehl

Two little girls, frozen in black and white. One picture worth killing for.

The Civil Rights Movement is less than a distant memory to Lisa Waldren—it is someone else’s memory altogether, passed on to her through the pages of history. Her life as a federal prosecutor in Boston feels utterly remote from the marches in the South that changed her father’s generation—and the entire nation—forever.

But the truth is, she was there.

When a photograph surfaces showing a blond, four-year-old Lisa playing with an African-American girl at a civil rights march in Fort Worth, Lisa is faced with a jarring revelation: the girls may have been the only witnesses who observed the killer of civil rights leader Benjamin Gray . . . and therefore the only ones who can exonerate the death row inmate falsely accused of the murder.

Soon, Lisa finds herself in the dangerous world her father had shielded her from as a child. After some searching, the Waldrens find the other little girl from the photo and, in the process, uncover conspiracy mere steps away from the likes of Bobby Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, and J. Edgar Hoover.

Based on real events and a photograph snapped by author Lis Wiehl’s own G-man father, Snapshot is a remarkably original marriage of mystery and history.

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Snapshot

Publish Date

2014

ISBN

9781401689520


Format: Book
Author: Wiehl, Lis W
Summary: "Two little girls, frozen in black and white. One picture worth killing for. Federal prosecutor Lisa Waldrens' estranged father wants her to investigate a cold case from his FBI days. Lisa nearly refuses, even though a wrongly convicted man faces execution for murder. Then her father reveals a photograph: a little white girl playing alongside a little black girl at a civil rights rally in 1965 where the crime -- the shooting of a civil rights leader -- took place. She recognizes herself in the photo.She was there. Lisa agrees to help, resolved to boldly seek answers she's skirted for decades. What she discovers are layers of deception, both personal and professional, reaching as high as the head of the FBI. Possibly even the president, and though Lisa and the other girl may have escaped the 1965 shooting physically unharmed, her little friend, now grown, bears the scars of it. All because of the color of her skin. As Lisa and her father get closer to the truth, the real killer turns the hunt around"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Snapshot : a novel / Lis Wiehl.
Publisher Date: Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, [2014]
Subject: Government investigators -- Fiction. Cold cases (Criminal investigation) -- Fiction. Civil rights -- United States -- Fiction. Photographs -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9781401689520 (hardback) 1401689523 (hardback)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 5
System Items Total: 6
Call Number: M Wiehl
Oclc: 851415565
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Bib Id: 495086

Format: Book
Author: Wiehl, Lis W.
Summary: "Two little girls, frozen in black and white. One picture worth killing for. Federal prosecutor Lisa Waldrens' estranged father wants her to investigate a cold case from his FBI days. Lisa nearly refuses, even though a wrongly convicted man faces execution for murder. Then her father reveals a photograph: a little white girl playing alongside a little black girl at a civil rights rally in 1965 where the crime -- the shooting of a civil rights leader -- took place. She recognizes herself in the photo.She was there. Lisa agrees to help, resolved to boldly seek answers she's skirted for decades. What she discovers are layers of deception, both personal and professional, reaching as high as the head of the FBI. Possibly even the president, and though Lisa and the other girl may have escaped the 1965 shooting physically unharmed, her little friend, now grown, bears the scars of it. All because of the color of her skin. As Lisa and her father get closer to the truth, the real killer turns the hunt around"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Snapshot : a novel / Lis Wiehl.
Publisher, Date: Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, [2014]
Description: 312 pages ; 25 cm
Subjects: Government investigators -- Fiction.
Subjects: Cold cases (Criminal investigation) -- Fiction.
Subjects: Civil rights -- United States -- Fiction.
Subjects: Photographs -- Fiction.
LCCN: 2013029522
ISBN: 9781401689520 (hardback)
ISBN: 1401689523 (hardback)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 5
Total Copies: 6
Call Number: M Wiehl