The Resource Lightning men : a novel, Thomas Mullen

Lightning men : a novel, Thomas Mullen

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Lightning men : a novel
Title
Lightning men
Title remainder
a novel
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Thomas Mullen
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eng
Summary
  • ""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)"--
  • 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
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Mullen, Thomas
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  • African American police
  • Racism
  • Race relations
  • Hate crimes
  • Atlanta (Ga.)
  • African American police
  • Race relations
  • Georgia
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Lightning men : a novel, Thomas Mullen
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn962016103
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
374 pages
Isbn
9781501138799
Lccn
2017004468
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)962016103
Label
Lightning men : a novel, Thomas Mullen
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn962016103
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
374 pages
Isbn
9781501138799
Lccn
2017004468
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)962016103

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