Xlibris releases Redneck Country...Black Letter Law

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New Book is a Racially Charged Tale of Crime and Law

Xlibris, the world’s leading print-on-demand self-publishing services provider, announced today the release of Redneck Country...Black Letter Law, a new book of fiction authored by John Russell Smith.

Through its pages, criminal defense attorney J.R. Cuttler begins his Sunday with thoughts of flying his airplane around the East Texas area and later watching his Dallas Cowboys play the hated Washington Redskins. That thought shatters in an instant when the local radio station reports the abduction and rape of a twenty-nine-year-old woman and her twelve-year-old cousin from the local Walmart parking lot. The identity of the victims and the initial allegations as to their assailant draw Cuttler into a capital murder case that would forever change his life and his practice of law. How he tries to solve the case by representing the accused will keep readers on the edge until the very end.

Redneck Country...Black Letter Law symbolizes how some places and its people refused to accept the end of the Civil War by embracing the mindset of the 1850s. Its story reflects strong tones of racism and prejudice. Readers who wish to order a copy of this book are encouraged to visit Xlibris.com, call toll free (888) 795-4274 or send email to orders(at)xlibris(dot)com today.

About the Author
J.R. Smith was born in Knox City, Texas, and spent his youth in Carlsbad, New Mexico. He graduated from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, and spent seven years as Personnel Officer of the Nevada Employment Security Department, after which he attended South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas. After passing the bar exam, Smith moved to Center, Texas, where he has maintained a private practice for over thirty-six years, except for four years when he was elected and served as Shelby County Criminal District Attorney. His primary area of law is in criminal law. He resides with his wife, Cindy, four Pomeranians, and a large Macaw. In addition to Redneck Country. . .Black Letter Law, the author is working on two manuscripts, both involving capital murder cases.

Redneck Country...Black Letter Law * by John Russell Smith
Publication Date: July 13, 2010
Trade Paperback; $23.99; 560 pages; 978-1-4535-0852-7
Trade Hardback; $34.99; 560 pages; 978-1-4535-0853-4

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7479. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

For more information on self-publishing or marketing with Xlibris, visit http://www.Xlibris.com. To receive a free publishing guide, please call (888) 795-4274.

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