August Snow

August Snow

Book - 2017
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"Tough, smart, and struggling to stay afloat, August Snow is the embodiment of Detroit. The son of an African American father and a Mexican mother, August grew up in Detroit's Mexicantown and joined the Detroit police only to be drummed out of the force by a conspiracy of corrupt cops and politicians. But August fought back; he took on the city and got himself a $12 million wrongful dismissal settlement that left him low on friends. He has just returned to the house he grew up in after a year away and quickly learns he has many scores to settle. It's not long before he's summoned to the palatial Grosse Point Estates home of business magnate Eleanore Paget. Powerful and manipulative, Paget wants August to investigate the increasingly unusual happenings at her private wealth management bank. But detective work is no longer August's beat, and he declines. A day later, Paget is dead of an apparent suicide--which August isn't buying for a minute. What begins as an inquiry into Eleanore Paget's death soon drags August into a rat's nest of Detroit's most dangerous criminals, from corporate embezzlers to tattooed mercenaries. From the wealthy suburbs to the near-post-apocalyptic remains of the bankrupt city's factory districts, August Snow is a fast-paced tale of murder, greed, sex, economic cyber-terrorism, race and urban decay in modern Detroit"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Soho Crime,, 2017
ISBN: 9781616957186
Characteristics: 312 pages ; 22 cm


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Sep 03, 2017

Very well written. You get a good feel for the Detroit area and the challenges. The book is funny, the characters believable, you want to see what happens next. It may be a debut work, but the author hits it out of the park.

Jul 12, 2017

"August Snow" was recommended by the Minneapolis Tribune as a summer read. It was a delightful surprise. Stephen Mack Jones is right there with the Connellys and Childs. I loved learning a little about Detroit and the people who call it home. I think Jones has a very bright future. I hope this is just the first of a series about a new hero named August Snow.


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