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Lives laid away. #2 / Stephen Mack Jones.

Jones, Stephen Mack, author. (Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library JON (Text) 33500012838751 New Available -
Warroad Public Library JON (Text) 35500006126401 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781616959593
  • ISBN: 1616959592
  • Physical Description: 296 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Soho Crime, 2019.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "When the body of an anonymous young Hispanic woman dressed as Queen Marie Antoinette is dredged from the Detroit River, the Detroit Police Department wants the case closed out fast. Wayne County Coroner Dr. Bobby Falconi gives the woman's photo to his old pal August Snow, insisting August show it around his native Mexicantown to see if anyone recognizes her. August's good friend Elena, a prominent advocate for undocumented immigrants, recognizes the woman immediately. Her story is one the authorities don't want getting around--and she's not the only young woman to have disappeared during an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid, only to turn up dead a few weeks later. Preyed upon by the law itself, the people of Mexicantown have no one to turn to. August Snow, ex-police detective, will not sit by and watch his neighbors suffer in silence. In a guns-blazing wild ride across Detroit, from its neo-Nazi biker hole-ups to its hip-hop recording studios, its swanky social clubs to its seedy nightclubs, August puts his own life on the line to protect the community he loves"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 December #2
    August Snow (introduced in August Snow, 2017) is using his hefty wrongful-termination settlement from the Detroit Police Department to revitalize his neighborhood, Mexicantown. That is, until an ICE unit prowling the neighborhood sends August's right-hand man, Carlos, into hiding. August, a former soldier and cop, thrives on eliminating threats, but halting the federal machine is beyond him. Then, an old contact brings August evidence of another predator stalking Detroit's immigrant community: photographs of an unidentified young woman's body, whose injuries indicate sex trafficking. Elena, August's well-connected activist godmother, identifies her as Izzy, a hardworking girl recently picked up by ICE in Mexicantown. August and his gunslinging godfather, Tomás, confront Detroit's former sex-trafficking kingpin, who swears he's sold his business to an anonymous buyer, leaving them to follow the trail to rogue federal agents and another shipment of girls leaving Detroit's harbor. Hard-driving noir, with a strong dose of neighborhood camaraderie; for read-alike comparisons, think Easy Rawlins and his close-knit L.A. neighborhood meet Jack Reacher. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Stephen Mack Jones is an award-winning playwright, and a recipient of the prestigious Hammett Prize, the Nero Award, and the Kresge Arts in Detroit Literary Fellowship. He was born in Lansing, Michigan, and currently lives in the suburbs of Detroit. He worked in advertising and marketing communications for a number of years before turning to fiction. August Snow was his first novel.

Subject: Teenage girls > Crimes against > Fiction.
Hispanic Americans > Crimes against > Fiction.
Immigrants > Crimes against > Fiction.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural.
FICTION / African American / Mystery & Detective.
Detroit (Mich.) > Fiction.
Genre: Mystery fiction.
Detective and mystery stories.
Detective and mystery fiction.

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