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{Download Ebook} Õ Blue Blood î When the blond, blue eyed body of controversial Yale Law School Professor Amanda Fox is discovered on a deserted street in black inner city New Haven with multiple stab wounds and a missing left hand thirty year old Economics Professor Nikki Chase rushes to the campus to comfort the dead woman s husband, her old friend Gary Fox But when he becomes a prime suspect in the murder, Nikki finds herself turning detective again Gary accuses Marcellus Tyler, a black Yale sopho and football star, who was the last person to have seen Amanda alive Tyler s subsequent arrest draws the anger of outspoken local black minister Leroy Saunders, and soon all of New Haven becomes polarized along racial linesMoving among professors, student leaders, blue blooded alumni and black activists, Nikki is drawn into a web of adultery, greed, and racial strife in the Gothic dormitories of Yale and the mean streets of New Haven It takes her trademark tenacity along with some help from her friends back at Harvard to uncover the deadly secrets hidden behind Yale s ivy covered walls Reading this felt a bit like being hit over the head, personally. Please see my earlier review of Book 1 in the Ivy League series I think I enjoyed this cozybecause I was a tourist in New Haven while my daughter attended an educator s conference at the Yale Center for British Art If you visit the museum, you ll see a large painting dating from 1708 In it, Elihu Yale, the founder of Yale, is sitting around with some other rich white people Far to the right is a young African child who s been forced to wear a padlocked metal collar around his nec Please see my earlier review of Book 1 in the Ivy League series I think I enjoyed this cozybecause I was a tourist in New Haven while my daughter attended an educator s conference at the Yale Center for British Art If you visit the museum, you ll see a large painting dating from 1708 In it, Elihu Yale, the founder of Yale, is sitting around with some other rich white people Far to the right is a young African child who s been forced to wear a padlocked metal collar around his neck Yes, Yale was a proud slave owner.While Blue Blood touches on the poverty of the Black community surrounding Yale, it would have been good to inform readers that one of the reasons the community is so poor is that Yale because it s an educational institution pays no taxes Yes, the poor people in town are paying for the services super rich Yale gets for free This is the real crime being committed by present day Yale Just like the crime of slavery, upon which Yale and many US institutions were founded, it s been disappeared That, in fact, is the main function of the upper class intelligentsia produced by the Ivy League to keep the 99% in a deep historical sleep I really enjoyed the fast paced story and the African American heroine same one as in author s first mystery Occasionally some plot points seemed contrived.