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Lightning men : a novel, Thomas Mullen

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Lightning men : a novel
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Lightning men
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a novel
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Thomas Mullen
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eng
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""Reads like the best of James Ellroy."--Publishers Weekly (starred review, on Darktown) "Mullen is a wonderful architect of intersecting plotlines and unexpected answers."--The Washington Post, on Darktown From the acclaimed author of The Last Town on Earth comes the gripping follow-up to Darktown. Officer Denny Rakestraw and "Negro Officers" Lucius Boggs and Tommy Smith have their hands full in a rapidly changing Atlanta. It's 1950 and racial tensions are simmering as black families, including Smith's sister, begin moving into formerly all-white neighborhoods. When Rake's brother-in-law launches a scheme to rally the Ku Klux Klan to "save" their neighborhood, his efforts spiral out of control, forcing Rake to choose between loyalty to family or the law. Across town, Boggs and Smith try to shut down the supply of white lightning and drugs into their territory, finding themselves up against more powerful foes than they'd expected. Battling corrupt cops and ex-cons, Nazi brown shirts and rogue Klansmen, the officers are drawn closer to the fires that threaten to consume the city once again. With echoes of James Ellroy and Dennis Lehane, Mullen demonstrates in Lightning Men why he's celebrated for writing crime fiction "with a nimble sense of history ... quick on its feet and vividly drawn" (Dallas Morning News)"--
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Title
Lightning men
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In this highly anticipated follow-up to last year's Darktown, African American police officers Tommy Smith and Lucius Boggs find themselves once again navigating volatile racial tensions in Atlanta. This time, it's 1950, and their attempt to stop the influx of illegal alcohol and drugs is complicated by the involvement of whites, whom they're not allowed to arrest. Meanwhile, neo-Nazis are in town stirring up trouble as black families move into formerly whites-only neighborhoods. Examining the cops' professional and personal lives, Lightning Men provides a well-rounded look at fascinating characters in an explosive setting. -- Description by Dawn Towery
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10569184
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3613.U447
LC item number
L54 2017
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Darktown novels
Series volume
2
Target audience
adult
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Thomas Mullen
Lightning men : a novel, Thomas Mullen
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Lightning men : a novel, Thomas Mullen
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ocn962016103
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Edition
First 37 Ink/Atria book hardcover edition.
Extent
374 p. :
Isbn
9781501138799
Lccn
2017004468
System control number
(OCoLC)962016103

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