White Shadow by Ace Atkins

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?Mesmerizing?a tour de force from one of the best crime writers at work today.??Michael Connelly

White Shadow is a ?stunning? (Lee Child) noir thriller based on real-life events.

1955: Tampa, Florida is a city pulsing with Sicilian and Cuban gangsters, cigar factories, sweet rum, and violence. The death of retired kingpin Charlie Wall? the White Shadow?has shocked the city, sending cops, reporters, and associates scrambling to find those responsible. As the trail winds through neighborhoods rich and poor, enmeshing the innocent and corrupt alike all the way down to the streets and casinos of Havana, an extraordinary story of revenge, honor, and greed emerges. For Charlie Wall had his secrets?secrets that if discovered could destroy a criminal empire and ignite a revolution.


About Ace Atkins

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Ace Atkins is the author of White Shadow, Wicked City, Devil's Garden, Infamous, and four Nick Travers novels. He lives on a farm outside Oxford, Mississippi.
Published October 28, 2009 by Berkley. 400 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics, Crime. Fiction

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Detective Ed Dodge, the anomalous cop without a price tag, likes Johnny for it.

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Wall, a famous bootlegger whose nickname gives the book its title, is an old man when he's murdered, and the plot turns on the quest to find the killer, taking detective Ed Dodge and a local reporter on a journey from Tampa's Latin Quarter to prerevolutionary Havana (Castro makes an appearance).

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WHITE SHADOW is a very different work for Ace Atkins, who has garnered critical and popular acclaim with his Nick Travers novels, a very readable series featuring a protagonist who is by turns a music professor and a somewhat reluctant private eye.

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Not only does Atkins vividly describe this character’s watch and that character’s cigar, but as with all his work, the music provides a beautiful soundtrack to White Shadow.

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