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Riassunto: August, 1968, Chicago: After fleeing Memphis along with Jimmy, a ten-year-old boy who witnessed the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and who is now posing as his son, Smokey Dalton has landed in Chicago, hoping that he and Jimmy can put the past behind them and start a new life.They spent the summer looking over their shoulders, but finally feel like they have escaped; Smokey is looking for a place for them to live and a way to set up shop helping people solve problems-a sort of unlicensed p.i. business-like he did in Memphis.But as the city gears up for the 1968 Democratic National Convention, Smokey begins to fear that their secret has been revealed.There are strangers in the neighborhood, and Smokey can't shake the feeling he's being watched.Even when a young neighbor boy goes missing, Smokey can't foresee the true nature of the violence and chaos about to enter their lives just as the racial tension builds and the city reaches its own breaking point.With the Edgar Award-nominated A Dangerous Road, Kris Nelscott launched an atmospheric series of p.i. novels set during one of the most turbulent times of our recent past. Now, Nelscott's gripping account of the days leading up to the convention reveal a country in transition and a detective poised to play a central role in events of lasting significance for him, and his nation. AUTHORBIO: Kris Nelscott lives on the Oregon coast, where she's working on the next Smokey Dalton novel.The first Smokey Dalton novel, A Dangerous Road, was shortlisted for the Edgar Award for Best Novel in 2000.
Review: Smokey Dalton is a man on the run, and he's got something to hide. In her second Dalton novel, author Kris Nelscott takes these invitations to cliché and instead crafts a refreshingly straightforward thriller that moves adroitly through the sweltering heat and simmering racial tension of the summer of 1968, when the Democratic National Convention came to Chicago.
In A Dangerous Road, PI Smokey became the unwitting protector of a 10-year-old boy who had witnessed Martin Luther King's murder--and who knows that James Earl Ray was the fall guy for a government-mandated assassination. Now, several months later, Smokey and Jimmy have taken refuge with friends in Chicago. Just as he's letting go of the reflex to look over his shoulder, Smokey hears that neighbors have seen someone watching him. But when he tries to find out who the stranger is, he gets sidetracked by a plea to find a missing 14-year-old boy who has disappeared without a trace. When the body of another neighborhood child appears on Smokey's doorstep, bearing the traces of torture administered by a pro, the investigator knows that the shadows of Memphis have lengthened and darkened--and that they may stretch all the way back to his own military past. To save Jimmy from their pursuers, Smokey will have to swallow both personal and professional pride, forming uneasy alliances with Laura, an ex-almost-lover, and with the Chicago police.
Nelscott is interested in delineating the ordinary rather than the extraordinary: the novel's plot is well-articulated and suspenseful, but even more rewarding are its glimpses into the social constraints and preconceptions that surround Smokey (whose rusted Impala and skin color combine to form "a neon sign advertising trouble"). This is a solid follow-up effort that should have fans looking forward to a third appearance. --Kelly Flynn
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Descrizione libro Minotaur Books, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Clean text library withdrawal in the plastic protective covers with the last blank card pocket page having been sliced out by the library leaving a straight edge. In presentable condition. Codice libro della libreria VLibDec6VI2
Descrizione libro St. Martins, N . Y., 2001. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Cover Art (illustratore). 1st. X-Library with normal flaws.The hard cover and the jacket has very light shelf wear. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Back. Codice libro della libreria NO 38812
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Descrizione libro St. Martins, NY, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. First edition. A Smokey Dalton mystery set in 1968 Chicago. First printing. Codice libro della libreria 12598