Gas City by Loren D. Estleman
(Tom Doherty Associates Books)

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Calling upon his considerable novelistic skills, Loren D. Estleman exposes the black heart of a seemingly stable, well-run city suddenly pitched into violence and chaos. A delicate balance of forces—greed and  corruption, ambition and desire—run out of control in the wake of a serial killer's grisly rampage. A power struggle—between a police chief who has looked the other way for too long, a Mafia boss who holds the city's vices in his powerful grasp, and media reporters looking for a big story—turns what has been a minor dispute into a desperate struggle for survival. Setting this drama in a blue-collar metropolis dominated by an oil company, Estleman, with an unerring eye for telling detail and an ear for dialogue that reveals the secret desires of his characters, crafts a fascinating, deadly tapestry of love, ambition, revenge, and redemption, a stunning portrait of the human condition.

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About Loren D. Estleman

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Loren D. Estleman was born in Michigan on September 15, 1952. He graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a B.A. in English Literature and Journalism in 1974. He spent several years as a reporter on the police beat before leaving to write full time in 1980. He wrote book reviews for such newspapers as The New York Times and The Washington Post and contributed articles to such periodicals as TV Guide. He is a writer of mysteries and westerns. His first novel was published in 1976 and since then he has published more than 60 books which have been translated into 23 languages. He received four Shamus Awards from the Private Eye Writers of America, five Golden Spur Awards from the Western Writers of America, two American Mystery Awards from Mystery Scene Magazine, and the Michigan Author's Award in 1987.
Published March 3, 2009 by Forge Books. 308 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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Shamus-winner Estleman momentarily sidetracks his long-running Amos Walker series in favor of a rich, smartly detailed study of a Midwestern city that is serene and law-abiding on the surface but c

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Shamus-winner Estleman, best known for his hard-boiled Amos Walker series (American Detective , etc.), creates a new, morally complex world in this razor-sharp ta

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