By Frank Caceres
Gardenia Press - August 2002
ISBN: N/A - Paperback
Reviewed by Jen Oliver,
Because They Were takes a futuristic look at racism and politics in the United States. Some of the characters you will hate, and some you will love. A racist presidential candidate is assassinated and his Hispanic-American opponent is suspected of the crime. Soon it is apparent that there is a racist serial killer on the loose, killing any minority person in his way.
The plot is a hopeful one in which there will be minority candidates for president. The plot moves fast and is not confusing to the reader. The character development shows the reader that true hatred will probably always exist. In solving the mystery of who killed whom, there are plenty of suspects. The ending seemed a little rushed, but was still developed well.
They Were takes an interesting look at racism in the future.
The Florida setting did not play a huge role in the book. This book could
have taken place in any Southern State.
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