White Shadow

White Shadow

By Ace Atkins

Berkley Publishing Group, Paperback, 9780425230541, 384pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2009

Description
?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 the Author
Ace Atkins earned a Pulitzer Prize nomination in 2001 while at The Tampa Tribune for his investigation into a forgotten murder of the 1950s that later became the basis for White Shadow. The Alabama native, also the author of four Nick Travers novels - Crossroad Blues, Leavin Trunk Blues, Dark End of the Street, and Dirty South - lives on a farm outside Oxford, Mississippi.