Author Pam Bingemann’s New Novel Portrays Lives Torn Apart By Hate and Prejudice in the 1960s Segregated South

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Disabled war hero wages war of his life for “Common Justice”

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The 1960s was a time of great social struggle in America, most especially in the segregated South. Rampant bigotry stood in the way of progress and reform, and violent hate crimes were often perpetuated by groups such as the Ku Klux Klan. Author Pam Bingemann depicts the turmoil of the era in her literary debut, Common Justice, a gripping tale of how those faced with widespread discrimination had no recourse other than vigilantism to exact justice for the weak and defenseless.

When decorated Vietnam War veteran Ezekiel Brown returns to his rural southern hometown and learns that his innocent, simpleminded brother, Luke, has been brutally tortured and murdered, his life is shattered. Worse yet--- he learns the racially torn town has turned a blind eye, and there will be no legal justice for his beloved Luke. Swearing a blood oath on his brother’s grave for justice and vengeance, he must battle the demons in his war-ravaged mind and track down the killers himself. At every turn in his pursuit new horrors emerge that could cost him his life. He soon learns that Luke’s murder is just the tip of the iceberg. Close friends warn him to leave while he still can, but he realizes that many more will die unless he stops those responsible. Pitted against a band of redneck racists---including the local sheriff’s office---he is forced to revive his grisly combat skills to embark on a grueling campaign of vigilante justice, rife with violence and excruciating horror, to exact the only form of retribution he can at this time, and in this place. Common Justice is a fast-paced and suspenseful thriller that will enthrall the reader with plot twists from the very first page to the last, accelerating to a startling and unpredictable conclusion.

With its gritty yet ultimately human tale depicting a disabled soldier fighting to right the wrongs of a prejudiced society, Bingemann’s work will certainly appeal to readers with an interest in the social upheavals of the 1960s, and the sociocultural implications racism and the civil rights movement had in the segregated South.

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About the Author
Pam Bingemann was born and reared in Jacksonville, Florida. During the sixties, amid a resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan and the emergence of the Civil Rights Movement, she attended Florida State University, where she began writing. After college, her creative writing skills focused on marketing and multimedia advertising. Recently, however, she has completed her first novel, Common Justice, an intriguing tale of impoverished lives torn apart by racism in the 1960s segregated South.

Common Justice * by Pam Bingemann
Publication Date: November 30, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 309 pages; 978-1-4797-5399-4
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 309 pages; 978-1-4797-5400-7
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4797-5401-4

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