American Static (Paperback)

By Tom Pitts

Down & Out Books, 9781943402847, 326pp.

Publication Date: June 26, 2017

List Price: 17.95*
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After being beaten and left for dead, Steven finds himself stranded alongside the 101 in a small Northern California town. When a mysterious stranger named Quinn offers a hand in exchange for help reuniting with his daughter in San Francisco, Steven gets in the car and begins a journey from which there is no return.

Quinn has an agenda all his own and he#&146;s unleashing vengeance at each stop along his path. With a coked-up sadist ex-cop chasing Quinn, and two mismatched small town cops chasing the ex-cop, Steven is unaware of the violent tempest brewing.

Corrupt cops and death-dealing gangsters manipulate the maze each of them must navigate to get to the one thing they#&146;re all after: Teresa, the girl holding the secret that will rip open a decades-old scandal and scorch San Francisco#&146;s City Hall.

Steven finds Teresa homeless and strung out as their pursuers close in and bodies begin to pile high on the Bay Area#&146;s back streets. Hand in hand Steven and Teresa lead the mad parade of desperate men to the edge of the void.

American Static is a fast paced crime thriller with a mystery woven in. It#&146;s played out against the backdrop of Northern California#&146;s wine country, Oakland#&146;s mean streets, and San Francisco#&146;s peaks and alleys, written by one of its favorite sons, a man who knows the underbelly of the city like no one else. American Static#&146;s prose has been compared to Elmore Leonard, Richard Price, and Don Winslow.