The Devils of Bakersfield (Jack Liffey Mysteries) (Hardcover)

By John Shannon

Pegasus Books, 9781933648293, 318pp.

Publication Date: April 17, 2008

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (4/7/2009)
MP3 CD (6/28/2016)

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The seemingly sleepy oil town of Bakersfield has a long and grim history of hostility towards outsiders, be it the "Okies" during the Depression, African-Americans, or labor organizes. When Jack Liffey and his daughter Maeve end up in Bakersfield as a respite from their life in Los Angeles, they find that the town has cast its paranoid fears on a group of rebellious teenage girls alleged to be Satanists. As hysteria mounts, there is a mammoth book burning and a police raid on all people they deem unsympathetic to their evangelical cause. In the chaos, Maeve disappears--and Jack is racing against the clock to find her and save the girls from the town's "exorcism.