Lightning Men

Lightning Men

Book - 2017
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White officer Denny Rakestraw joins Lucius Boggs and Tommy Smith from Atlanta's Negro Officer precinct to face the Klan, gangs and family warfare in their rapidly changing city. Black families - including Smith's sister and brother-in-law - are moving into Rake's formerly all-white neighbourhood, leading Rake's 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.
Publisher: London : 2017. Little Brown,
ISBN: 9781408710616
Branch Call Number: AF MULL


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May 28, 2018

Ditto the previous review!! Fabulous writing Fabulous story and you learn a lot along the way about Atlanta and the early civil rights movement. Highly recommend

Nov 21, 2017

Easily one of the best mysteries I’ve read and every character’s story matters. They weave in and out of the main story line and no word or action is wasted. Really, a great job!

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