2017’s A Song for Quiet is the second volume in Cassandra Khaw’s Persons Non Grata series.
Blues musician Deacon James leaves his father’s funeral and discovers that he is being stalked by a persistent madman. Life in Jim-Crow-era America is already hard enough for a black musician; there’s no room for complications. Whatever the lunatic wants, Deacon wants no part of it.
What John Persons would like to do is save Deacon, but Persons’ communication skills could use some work.