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Darktown - A Novel

Thomas Mullen

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Description:

In the tradition of our most acclaimed suspense writers, the author of The Last Town on Earth delivers a riveting and elegant police procedural set in Atlanta, a ripped-from-the-headlines depiction of a world on the cusp of great change involving race relations, city politics, and police corruption. Responding to pressure from on high, the Atlanta police department is forced to hire its first black officers. It's a victory of sorts, though the newly minted policemen are met with deep hostility by their white peers and their authority is limited: They can't arrest a suspect unless a white officer is present; they can't drive a squad car; they can't even enter the station through the front door. When a black woman who was last seen in a car driven by a white man with connections to the APD turns up fatally beaten, no one seems to care except for Lucius and Boggs, two black cops from vastly different backgrounds, who risk their jobs, the trust the community has put in them, and even their own safety to investigate her death. When their efforts stall they have to work alongside fellow officers who include the old-school cop, Dunlow, and his partner, Rakestraw, a young progressive who may or may not be willing to make allies across color lines. Set in the post-war, pre-civil rights South, and evoking the socially resonant and morally complex crime novels of Dennis Lehane, George Pelecanos, and Walter Mosley, Darktown is a vivid, smart, intricately plotted crime saga that explores the issues of race, law enforcement, and the uneven scales of justice.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Andre Holland

Length:

11h 48m


Chapters

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05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:28


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

42:29


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

28:40


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

17:31


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

17:08


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

21:32


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:56


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:02


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

19:50


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

16:21


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

12:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

22:54


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:43


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

33:41


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

13:24


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

23:47


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

16:35


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

21:20


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

13:22


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

13:52


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

14:55


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

29:52


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

24:25


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

17:40


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

16:16


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:35


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

10:54


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

11:34


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

17:00


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:39


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

32:37


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

26:52


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

12:30


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:59


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

18:52


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

32:31


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

11:16


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

14:19


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:47


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:52


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:58


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

00:46