When Professor Wilson Bledsoe is brutally murdered, two loathsome white supremacists seem like the obvious culprits. But Bledsoe's younger brother Sterling, an FBI agent in New York, has other ideas. A look around Wilson's lab and interviews with his students, his fellow professors, and the college's president pique Sterling's curiosity about Wilson's nearly-completed project on the mysterious death of hundreds of local blackbirds. But when a tape supposedly incriminating Sterling is sent to the FBI, Sterling becomes a man on the run. Determined to clear his name and bring his brother's murderer to justice, Sterling finds that his brother's project has far-reaching and sinister implications that tie together his brother's college, big-money interests in the Midwest, and some very influential people at the highest levels of government.
©2004 Ian Smith; (P)2004 Books on Tape