Thorns In The Garden City, an exciting conclusion to the story begun in Paladin, fighter ace, Capt. Matt Tower, returns from England to his native Augusta, Georgia where he joins a traumatic struggle to free the city from decades of political and law enforcement corruption and economic stagnation fostered by an industrial power structure determined to isolate its labor pool from competitive employment. Ginger, his college significant, reinters his life, chasing him until he catchers her. The reader will become captive to Matt's family, his mission's drama and history. Then events in England, he thought lost to memory, will bring changes in his life. The reader must resist the temptation to peak at the last three chapters.