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Author Mullen, Thomas, author.

Title Lightning men : a novel / Thomas Mullen.

Publication Info. New York, NY : 37 INK/Atria, 2017.


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 GDL Central Library Fiction    M MULLEN,THO    Available
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Edition First 37 Ink/Atria Books hardcover edition.
Description 374 pages ; 24 cm
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Summary 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.
Subject African American police -- Georgia -- 20th century -- Fiction.
Racism -- United States -- Fiction.
Race relations -- Fiction.
Hate crimes -- United States -- Fiction.
Atlanta (Ga.) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Suspense fiction.
Mystery fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Detective and mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.
Other Form: Online version: Mullen, Thomas. Lightning men. First 37 Ink/Atria Books hardcover edition. New York : 37 INK/Atria Books, 2017 9781501138799 (DLC) 2017011084
ISBN 9781501138799 hardcover
1501138790 hardcover

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