A Novel
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Product Number: DD26189
Released: Sep 13, 2016
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ISBN: #9781442399488
Narrator/s: Andre Holland
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In the tradition of our most acclaimed suspense writers, the author of The Last Town on Earth delivers a riveting and elegant police procedural set in Atlanta, a ripped-from-the-headlines depiction of a world on the cusp of great change involving race relations, city politics, and police corruption. Responding to pressure from on high, the Atlanta police department is forced to hire its first black officers. It's a victory of sorts, though the newly minted policemen are met with deep hostility by their white peers and their authority is limited: They can't arrest a suspect unless a white officer is present; they can't drive a squad car; they can't even enter the station through the front door. When a black woman who was last seen in a car driven by a white man with connections to the APD turns up fatally beaten, no one seems to care except for Lucius and Boggs, two black cops from vastly different backgrounds, who risk their jobs, the trust the community has put in them, and even their own safety to investigate her death. When their efforts stall they have to work alongside fellow officers who include the old-school cop, Dunlow, and his partner, Rakestraw, a young progressive who may or may not be willing to make allies across color lines. Set in the post-war, pre-civil rights South, and evoking the socially resonant and morally complex crime novels of Dennis Lehane, George Pelecanos, and Walter Mosley, Darktown is a vivid, smart, intricately plotted crime saga that explores the issues of race, law enforcement, and the uneven scales of justice.


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Product Number: BX00072473
Product Number:DD26189
Product Number:Z100135994

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Author(s): Thomas Mullen
Narrator(s): Andre Holland
Product Number Z100135994
Released: Feb 12, 2018
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ISBN: #9781442399495
Author(s): Thomas Mullen
Product Number EB00626316
Released: Sep 13, 2016
Business Term: 1 Year
Publisher: Atria Books
ISBN: #9781501133886

Professional reviews

"AndrŽ Holland gives voice to a gripping police procedural that takes place in 1948 but is relevant to today's world. Navigating Atlanta's tense race relations and police corruption, two of the city's first, and few, black police officers attempt to solve the murder of a young black woman. Listening to Holland's soothing reading will make listeners feel like they're walking Atlanta streets on a hot summer night. As the officers work to unravel the mystery--and whom they can trust--Holland's even pace and reassuring tone keep listeners engaged. DARKTOWN's realism and pertinence combined with Holland's expert narration create a compelling crime drama that speaks to hot-button issues we still face today. A.G.M. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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