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Wicked City free pdf In 1955, Look magazine called Phenix City, Alabama, "The Wickedest City in America," a stew of organized crime and corruption, run by a machine that dealt with complaints forcefully and with dispatch. When crime-fighting attorney Albert Patterson is gunned down in a Phenix City alley in the spring of 1954, the entire town seems to pause just for a moment - and when it starts up again, there is something different about it. A small group of men meet and decide that they have had enough, but what that means and where it will take them is something they could not have foreseen. Over the course of the next several months, lives will change, people will die, and unexpected heroes will emerge - like "a Randolph Scott western," one of them remarks, "played out not with horses and Winchesters but with Chevys and .38s and switchblades." Atkins draws from the worlds of pulp and Faulkner in Wicked City, using characters from the town's true history to tell a story of the best and worst of morality, and the ambiguity in between. Critical Praise: "This is the classic Western tale of good vs. evil, 'played out not with horses and Winchesters but with Chevys and Fords and .3 8s and switchblades.' The result is a gripping, superb crime story, all the more remarkable because it really did happen. Highly recommended." (Library Journal).

About Ace Atkins

ACE ATKINS is a former journalist who cut his teeth as a crime reporter in the newsroom of the Tampa Tribune, he published his first novel, Crossroad Blues, at 27 and became a full-time novelist at 30. While at the Tribune, Ace earned a Pulitzer Prize nomination for a feature series based on his investigation into a forgotten murder of the 1950s. The story became the core of his critically acclaimed novel, White Shadow, which earned rave reviews from noted authors and critics. In his next novels, Wicked City, Devil's Garden, and Infamous, blended first-hand interviews and original research into police and court records with tightly woven plots and incisive characters. The historical novels told great American stories by weaving fact and fiction into a colorful, seamless tapestry. The Ranger represents a return to Ace's first love: hero-driven series fiction. Quinn Colson is a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan who returns home to north Mississippi to fight corruption on his home turf. Ace lives on a historic farm outside Oxford, Mississippi with his family.

Details Book

Author : Ace Atkins
Publisher : Corsair
Data Published : 07 March 2013
ISBN : 1472103491
EAN : 9781472103499
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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