Fear of the Dark by Gar Anthony Haywood

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A failed private eye searches Los Angeles for a murderous white supremacist Aaron Gunner made a lousy private detective. After a year’s carnage in Vietnam and a quick exit from the police academy, private work was the only avenue he saw to be a hero. But the seediness, tedium, and lack of real power crushed his hopes, and he quit the job after inadvertently setting a pregnant woman up for a violent death. But after a savage racial murder, it may be time to come out of retirement. The white man comes to the Acey Deuce, a bar in South Central Los Angeles, to blow the head off a young black militant. The dead radical’s sister pays Gunner a visit with a .22 revolver, and convinces him to find her brother’s killer. As Gunner draws closer to answers, prejudice and rage threaten to tear Los Angeles apart. To save the city—and himself—Aaron Gunner must finally find his calling.

About Gar Anthony Haywood

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Gar Anthony Haywood is the author of the award-winning Aaron Gunner detective series. He lives in California.
Published April 17, 2012 by MysteriousPress.com/Open Road. 192 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In a seedy bar in a black L.A. neighborhood, an elusive young white man—suddenly appearing, then disappearing—impassively guns down bartender ""J.T."" and black activist Buddy Dorris.

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Winner of the 1988 Best First P.I. Novel Contest, this promising debut introduces black private investigator Aaron Gunner, hired to find the white man who walked into the Acey Deuce bar in South Centr

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