A racist institution hires an assassin to kill a black professor who is about to become president of a southern university. However, he has friends in various walks of life, who step forward in an attempt to protect him.
William Holmes stood on a dock looking down at the gray abyss
of the Mississippi. It was late. The sun was descending on the horizon, lighting up the sky with a brilliant orange-yellow glare.
William thought of his day at New Orleans University. "Same as always," he thought, "but for one pleasant surprise." A new student had entered his class, a young adolescent of about seventeen who lived with his wealthy aunt in the famed Garden District, with its ornate buildings and gates. The boy immediately enthralled the professor, because of his interest in local history and sports, two a...