Dirty Sally by Michael Simon

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A New Yorker by birth, police detective Dan Reles fled to Texas at the age of fifteen when his father’s "friendship" with the mob turned sour. Now a member of Austin’s homicide unit, he’s the department’s only Yankee and its only Jew. Still reeling from his partner’s recent death, Reles is already on the edge and under scrutiny from internal affairs for his violent, erratic behavior. But when a beautiful young prostitute is found brutally murdered and other bodies start piling up in her wake, Reles must track down the culprit before Austin explodes. What he uncovers behind the sordid street crimes is an insidious path of financial intrigue that leads a bloody trail all the way up to Austin’s wealthy elite.

Dirty Sally is the explosive debut of a new series featuring Dan Reles as he searches for justice in the mansions and ghettos of corrupt, post-oil-bust Texas. From crack houses to the state capitol, Michael Simon does for 1980s Austin what James Ellroy did for 1950s Los Angeles. And after one taste of Dirty Sally, noir fans will be hungry for more.

 

About Michael Simon

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Michael Simon is a former actor who has worked as a stagehand, cab driver, truck loader, disc jockey, proofreader, editor, and ghost writer. The coauthor of three Off-Broadway plays, Simon has taught at Brooklyn College and New York University. In the late 1980s, he worked as a probation officer in Austin, Texas.
 
Published June 18, 2012 by Viking Adult. 258 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Promising debut thriller in which an Austin homicide detective investigates a few too many murders.

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Three grisly deaths kick off Simon's fiction debut, a stylish noir thriller set in Austin, Tex., in 1988. A prostitute named Nikki, well past her glorious prime, is suffocated; politically acti

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Though the novel is anchored in Reles's brooding, yearning narrative, Simon challenges the reader with myriad sharp asides that seem unrelated but ultimately fit neatly together.

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Dan Reles, New Yorker by birth --- and nature --- is striving.

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Detective Dan Reles is in the Austin Police Department and holding on by the skin of his teeth.

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