Characters - Alphabetical
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DotAinsleyErman's wife.
Erman JosephAinsleyMan ranted against government. A former salt mine worker.
WashAllenA Radio D.J.
BernadineB. PorterJay's pregnant wife. Aka: Bernie.
AlexanderBakkerWorked at firm that had Coil Oil as one of their biggest clients.
WandaBeasleyA woman who runs the restaurant called "Hot Pot".
DarwoodBeckerA commissioner with a port of Houston authority.
LloydBentsenA Senator.
PatBodineThe ILA's President.
HughBowlinA man from Maritime Association.
AlBoykinsBernie's mother. Jay's mother-in-law.
Evelyn A.BoykinsJay's sister-in-law. Bernie's sister.
ReverendBoykinsBernie's father.
AndyBradshawA police detective on Marshall's murder case.
ElaineBrownA Black Revolutionist.
StokelyCarmichaelA chairman of the national chapter of SNCC.
EldridgeCleaverA Black Revolutionist.
JohnColeThomas's brother.
JohnsonColeThe Founder of Cole Oil Industries. Thomas's father.
PatrickColeThomas's brother.
ThomasColeThe CEO of Cole Oil Industries.
J.T.CummingsA port commissioner and a city councilman. Charlie's client.
EffieDropbottomA transvestite burlesque dancer.
MarcusDupriJay's co-founder of COBRA.
MickeyGilleyOwner of a Club.
NataliaGreenwoodA woman who dodged the charges of feds.
FredHamptonAn American Activist. Chairman of Black Panther.
DarrenHayworthA boy who was badly beaten by ILA. A dockworker.
MelvinHempnillA man who runs the funeral.
MarshallHenningsBoat captain on Bernie's birthday date with Jay. Jimmy's cousin.
RogerHollowayAn activist. Cynthia's lover.
WayneKaylinThe OCAW's President.
Dr.KingFounder of SCLC.
MickeyLelandA city congressman. A democrat.
EliseLinseyThe mystery girl that Jay and Bernie helped in the boat.
PaulLockhartA judge.
CharlieLuckmanMr. Cummings's lawyer.
KwameMackalvyA man who runs a community center. Aka: Lloyd.
CynthiaMaddoxJay's ex-girlfriend. The City Mayor.
EddieMaeJay's secretary.
SylviaMartinezA woman who works at the Post.
DeloresMaxwellOne of Alfreda's sorors.
BuddyMcPhersonMayor Madox's challenger in the next election. Former sheriff.
CarlisleMintyThe OCAW's Vice-President.
MissMitchellA Boarding house owner where Jay formerly lived.
DanaMorelandThe Hooker. Jay's client.
HueyNewtonA Black Revolutionist.
JohnnyNolandEvelyn's on-and-off boyfriend.
WilliamP. ClementsThe City Governor.
MaryPattersonMarshall's side-chick.
LonniePhilipsA reporter in Houston Chronicles. Aka: Lon.
AlmaPorterJay's mother.
JayPorterProtagonist. A lawyer.
JeromePorterJay's father. Aka: Jay Bird.
RonaldReaganThe U.S. President.
JimmyRochelleOwner of the boat Jay rents for her wife's birthday.
BayardRustinAn American leader of anti social movements for civil rights.
DonnieSimpsonOwner of the house that was shot by ILA.
PeteSmallsMr. Stone's partner.
RollySnowMarcus Dupri's former cellmate. Jay's old acquaintance.
Mr.StoneThe detective who had a search in Elise's house.
DwightSweeneyFound dead in car. Aka: Neal McNamara, and Blake Ellis.
EmilyVrolandThe County Judge. The Judge in Elise's trial.
CharlieW. RobinsonA man who dodged the charges of feds.
AlfredaWatkinsAn activist. Roger's African verification inspiration.
SamWidmanA police detective. Andy's partner.
LyndonWilliamsJay's roommate and friend. Aka: Bumpy.
Bentsen A campaigning Senator in 1976.
Carla Rolly's employee at Lula's.
Clyde Bouncer at Gilley's who set up dates for Starla & Dana. A Pimp.
Dodge Alma's brother.
Erikson A police officer.
Gail Charlie's secretary.
Hicks The Judge in Mr. Cummings's case.
Kip Mayor Madox's typist.
Marla Mayor Madox's makeup artist.
Starla Dana's friend and co-worker.
Stella Marshall's girlfriend.
Sunshine Wash Allen's frequent caller.
Tim Jay's former client. Brother of Jimmy's girlfriend.