Green sun: a novel

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The long-awaited return of Kent Anderson, with "the best of what crime fiction can do" (Michael Connelly). Oakland, California, 1983: a Vietnam veteran-turned-police officer strives to be both a good cop and a good man. Oakland in 1983 is a city churning with violent crime and racial conflict. Officer Hanson, a Vietnam veteran, has abandoned academia for the life-and-death clarity of police work, a way to live with the demons he brought home from the war. But Hanson knows that justice requires more than simply enforcing the penal code. He believes in becoming a part of the community he serves-which is why, unlike most officers, he chooses to live in the same town where he works. His sense of fairness and honor leads to a precarious friendship with Felix Maxwell, the drug king of East Oakland. He is befriended by Weegee, a streetwise eleven-year-old who is primed to become a dope dealer. He falls in love with Libya the moment he sees her, a confident and outspoken black woman. Every day, every shift, tests a cop's boundaries between the man he wants to be and the officer of the law he's required to be. When an off-duty shooting prompts an internal investigation, Hanson must finally face who he is, and which side of the law he really belongs on.
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subject_facetMystery fiction
Oakland (Calif.) -- Fiction
Police -- Fiction
Veterans -- Fiction
title_displayGreen sun : a novel
title_fullGreen Sun
Green sun : a novel / Kent Anderson
title_shortGreen sun
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Historical Fiction
Literature
Mystery
Police
Veterans