Six young idealists caught up in the maelstrom of the late 1960s forge a bond that affects lives forty years into the future. It is the time of the riots at the Democratic Convention, the conflict between the Black Panthers and the Students for a Democratic Society and those who fight for peace. This electric novel captures those times and the effect they have on the present and one woman who is running for her life. A marvelous novel.

Someone is trying to kill Lila Hilliard. After she finds her family home in flames, she is attacked. As she tries to figure out who is after her and why, she uncovers information about her father’s past in Chicago in the late 1960s that could destroy her now. After 40 years in prison Dar Gantner’s first thought is to track down those he knew before, but bodies pile up as he goes. First Casey and his son, then Rain. But Casey had a daughter, Lila, who goes on the run with Dar and his friend CeCe. They make a tactical error and seem to fall one step behind as they flee. (ALLIUM, Dec., 360 pp., $24.99)
Reviewed by: 
Donna M. Brown