Synopsis of "Summer's Harvest" The book covers three generations 1845-1929. 1845-1869 "Summer's Harvest" allow readers to travel with a slave named, Jeremiah, as he makes a thrilling escape from slavery as two relentless slave catchers and their dogs pursue him. Jeremiah encounters an old Irish sea captain who is tormented by his past, serves in the Union Army, sold at the age of seven he set-out on journey in the Deep South in search of his parents. 1929-1939 Soon after taking office Sheriff Percy visit the home of a dead negro boy and speak to the grief stricken mother. He is immediately touched by her sadness as she tried to convince him that her son didn't accidentally drown in the Mississippi River. He promised the woman that he would look into the boy's death. Sheriff Percy finds evidence in the previous Sheriff's car and suspect Sheriff Stevenson of having some involvement in the boy's death. After more investigation, he then requested a meeting with the coroner to request an inquest. Mayor Howard Taylor is astonished when Sheriff Percy confronts him and suggested that Sheriff Stevenson had something to do with the boy's death. He warns Percy to stop his investigation of the late sheriff. The adventure continue as the Ku Klux Klan takes over the small southern town and goes on a murderous rampage. Sheriff Percy sets out to prosecute those involved, but dodges death. The book reaches its climax when the town's dark secret is revealed.