George Jackson was a “Swamp Man,” born and bred in the dark watery woods of Mississippi. He was a gentle young man who turned as deadly as a water moccasin after he saw what the four hill boys did to his sister. They caught her soon after she got off the bus, home for her first year of college. When they were through with her, she let her mind shut down, fearing to remember. Slipping through the swamps like a ghost, George stalked them, one by one, two by two…
“He lived by the code of the streets and his books vividly recreated the street jungle and its predators.” —New Jersey Voice
About the Author
Donald Goines was born in Detroit, Michigan. He joined the U.S. Air Force instead of going into his family’s dry cleaning business. Following his service, he entered into a life of drug addiction and crime. He received seven prison sentences, serving a total of over six years. While he was in prison, Goines wrote his first two novels, Dopefiend: The Story of a Black Junkie and Whoreson: The Story of a Ghetto Pimp. Goines was shot to death in 1974.