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Lightning men

Lightning men

Mullen, Thomas

Atlanta, 1950. Crime divides, the fight unites. Officer Denny Rakestraw and 'Negro Officers' Lucius Boggs and Tommy Smith face the Klan, gangs and family warfare in a rapidly changing Atlanta. Black families - including Smith's sister and brother-in-law - are moving into Rake's formerly all-white neighbourhood, leading his brother-in-law, a proud Klansman, to launch a scheme to 'save' their streets. When those efforts leave a man dead, Rake is forced to choose between loyalty to family or the law. Meanwhile, Boggs has outraged his preacher father by courting a domestic, whose dangerous ex-boyfriend is then released from prison. As Boggs, Smith, and their all-black precinct contend with violent drug dealers fighting for turf in new territory, their personal dramas draw them closer to the fires that threaten to consume Atlanta once again

Hardback, Book. English. Suspense fiction. Thriller.
Published London: Little, Brown, 2017
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Statement of responsibility: Thomas Mullen
ISBN: 1408710625, 9781408710623
Note: Originally published: New York: Atria.
Physical Description: 374 pages ; 25 cm
Subject: Atlanta (Ga.) History 20th century Fiction.; African Americans Fiction.