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This is a fictionalized novel of an actual mass murder of 4 Chinese Immigrants that occurred in Chico, California in 1877. The story covers the murders, investigation of the crime and related crimes against Chinese Immigrants, the prosecution of the murderers and their subsequent pardons from prison. The story is contemporary with current social stressors involving mass immigration and its effects on the economy and well being of the host nation. The story is woven around the wealthy land owner of Chico, California at that time, General John Bidwell.