In 1922, the burning of a church in Naperville, Illinois lands an alleged Klu Klux Klan member in jail. Decades later, P.I. Bill Habermann finds an unexpected visitor in his office. Hoping to reopen the case, the potential client claims that he is the grandson of the man who spent nearly 20 years in jail for the crime. The youngster says he has evidence that proves his grandfather is innocent. After a devastating turn of events surrounding the young man, Bill Habermann decides to investigate the case, which takes him far afield into northern Indiana and that state’s history with the KKK and its possible remnants. Burning Altars demonstrates that it isn’t always easy, or even possible, to escape the past, no matter how distant.
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Paperback: 218 pages Publisher: Sterling House Publisher, Inc. (June 30, 2011) Language: English ISBN-10: 1563154315 ISBN-13: 978-1563154317