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Lightning men: A Novel

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Darktown novels volume 2.
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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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subject_facetAfrican American police -- Fiction
African American police -- Georgia -- 20th century -- Fiction
Atlanta (Ga.) -- Fiction
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Detective and mystery fiction
Hate crimes -- United States -- Fiction
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Race relations -- Fiction
Racism -- United States -- Fiction
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title_displayLightning men : a novel
title_fullLightning Men A Novel
Lightning men : a novel / Thomas Mullen
Lightning men : a novel [electronic resource] / Thomas Mullen
title_shortLightning men
title_subA Novel
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African American police
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Hate crimes
Mystery
Race relations
Racism
Thriller