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Ace Atkins : Dark End of the Street

Author: Ace Atkins
Title: Dark End of the Street
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Published in: English
Binding: Mass Market Paperback
Pages: 416
Date: 2004-01-01
ISBN: 0060004614
Publisher: HarperTorch
Weight: 0.49 pounds
Size: 4.17 x 6.54 x 1.34 inches
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Hired to track down a friend's lost brother, Nick Travers finds himself in the casinos of Tucina, where meets up with the local mafia, a zealous gubernatorial candidate with shady connections, and an Elvis-obsessed killer. Review
Jazz historian and wannabe PI Nick Travers comes to the aid of a young woman in trouble and gets in a lot more as a result in this lively caper involving the Dixie Mafia, a decades-old murder, political skullduggery, and a hit man who thinks he's Elvis's younger brother. A strong narrative and excellent sense of place pervades the newest outing in this good--and getting better--series, but what matters almost as much is the music both the author and his hero love, which reveals itself in the nicely cadenced prose and a plot featuring the old Delta blues men Atkins admiringly portrays. It all makes for an enjoyable evening of reading that would have been even better if they'd shipped a CD of the music Nick and his creator like best along with it. --Jane Adams

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