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"Writes with a ferocious passion that'll knock the wind out of you." --The New York Times, on Darktown "Reads like the best of James Ellroy." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) , on Darktown "Mullen is a wonderful architect of intersecting plotlines and unexpected answers." --The Washington Post, on Darktown From the acclaimed author of The Last Town on Earth comes the gripping follow-up to Darktown, a "combustible procedural that will knock the wind out of you" (The New York Times) . Officer Denny Rakestraw and "Negro Officers" Lucius Boggs and Tommy Smith have their hands full in an overcrowded and rapidly changing Atlanta. It's 1950 and racial tensions are simmering as black families, including Smith's sister, begin moving into formerly all-white neighborhoods.



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Thomas Mullen

Thomas Mullen is the author of "The Last Town on Earth," which was named Best Debut Novel of 2006 by USA Today and was awarded the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for excellence in historical fiction, "The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers," "The Revisionists," and his new novel, "Darktown." His books have been named to Year's Best lists by the Chicago Tribune, USA Today, The Atlanta-Journal Constitution, The Onion's A.V. Club, and several others. He lives in Atlanta with his wife and two sons.



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