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Lightning men: a novel
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Series:
Darktown novels volume 2.
Published:
New York : 37 INK, Atria, 2017.
Physical Desc:
374 pages ; 24 cm
Status:
Belle Cooledge
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Carmichael
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Central
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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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First 37 Ink/Atria Book hardcover edition.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781501138799, 1501138790

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Description
""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)"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Mullen, T. (2017). Lightning men: a novel. First 37 Ink/Atria Book hardcover edition. New York: 37 INK, Atria.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Mullen, Thomas. 2017. Lightning Men: A Novel. New York: 37 INK, Atria.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Mullen, Thomas, Lightning Men: A Novel. New York: 37 INK, Atria, 2017.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Mullen, Thomas. Lightning Men: A Novel. First 37 Ink/Atria Book hardcover edition. New York: 37 INK, Atria, 2017. Print.

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