The mayor of Atlanta and a washed-up reporter investigate a series of assassinations, and uncover a conspiracy that reaches into the heart of the city's political machine.
Mayor Victoria Dobbs Overstreet is a Harvard-trained attorney and Spelman alum, married to a celebrated heart surgeon, mother to beautiful twin girls, and a political genius. When her mentor, ally, and friend Congressman Ezra Hawkins is gunned down in Ebenezer Baptist Church, Victoria finds a strange piece of origami–a “paper god”–tucked inside his Bible. These paper gods turn up again and again, always after someone is killed. Someone is terrorizing those who are close to Mayor Dobbs, and she can't shake the feeling that the killer is close to her, too.
"A moving and unflinching portrait of a city and its many layers of power...Taylor has created a hero we see all too rarely: black, female, powerful." —Tim Teeman, Senior Editor of The Daily Beast
"From buttermilk fried okra to bibles and bullets, the story comes out the gate moving and never lets up.” —Eric Jerome Dickey, New York Times bestselling author of A Wanted Woman
About the Author
Goldie Taylor is a journalist, news executive, and political consultant who has been featured on nearly every news network and talk show. She is the editor-at-large at The Daily Beast, and her writing has appeared in Salon, Ebony, and The Huffington Post. She was the chief architect of Procter & Gamble’s “My Black is Beautiful” and the marketing force behind CNN’s Black in America. She appeared in the OWN's Light Girls, and PBS’s Eyes on the Prize: Then and Now. Her debut novel is Paper Gods.