What a remarkable fellow. I'm not sure if I'm more intrigued by his military service, professional life in academia, his writing or the fact that when it was all said an done, this lifetime Pennsylvanian chose to have friends and family memorialize him through donations to the Arbor Day Foundation of Nebraska City, NE (where my Uncle Max once presided as a horticulturalist)....
The Guilty Village
Set in a college town in the morally ambiguous 1960's, the story is about the death of a corrupt trailer court owner, apparently struck by lightning at the very moment others were planning to kill him. Convenient act of God or clever murder? Adam Clay, a state police detective, believes the latter and sets out to gather data that will do more than identify a killer. When Clay's investigation is compromised by an activist priest's machinations, the detective presses to an unorthodox resolution which reveals the moral pollution of the community. Does the truth outrank the good in a decade when people on all levels did evil, believing they were doing good?
See also "Nice Guy, Go Home" (1971)