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In this, Attica Locke's debut novel, black refers to both race and crude oil, the lifeblood of Houston, the city in which the novel is set. It is 1981, and down at heel black lawyer is treating his pregnant wife Bernardine to a birthday dinner on a hired boat on a bayou in the town. Their celebrations are interrupted by cries for help. Jay saves the white woman he finds in the water, and he and Bernie take her to the police station then leave. Jay has no reason to trust the police, having done jail time as a former black radical (Stokely Carmichael makes a cameo appearance later in the