By Ace Atkins
(Berkley Trade, Paperback, 9780425230541, 400pp.)
Publication Date: December 1, 2009
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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.
Ace Atkins is the author of White Shadow, Wicked City, Devil's Garden, and four Nick Travers novels. He also writes the Quinn Colson novels, including The Ranger, The Lost Ones, and Broken Places. He lives on a farm outside Oxford, Mississippi.