Heaven, My Home

Attica Locke (Author) J. D. Jackson (Read by)
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Description

The thrilling follow-up to the award-winning Bluebird, Bluebird: Texas Ranger Darren Matthews is on the hunt for a boy who's gone missing - but it's the boy's family of white supremacists who are his real target9-year-old Levi King knew he should have left for home sooner; now he's alone in the darkness of vast Caddo Lake, in a boat whose motor just died. A sudden noise distracts him - and all goes dark.Darren Matthews is trying to emerge from another kind of darkness; after the events of his previous investigation, his marriage is in a precarious state of re-building, and his career and reputation lie in the hands of his mother, who's never exactly had his best interests at heart. Now she holds the key to his freedom, and she's not above a little maternal blackmail to press her advantage. An unlikely possibility of rescue arrives in the form of a case down Highway 59, in a small lakeside town where the local economy thrives on nostalgia for ante-bellum Texas - and some of the era's racial attitudes still thrive as well. Levi's disappearance has links to Darren's last case, and to a wealthy businesswoman, the boy's grandmother, who seems more concerned about the fate of her business than that of her grandson. Darren has to battle centuries-old suspicions and prejudices, as well as threats that have been reignited in the current political climate, as he races to find the boy, and to save himself.Attica Locke proves that the acclaim and awards for Bluebird, Bluebird were justly deserved, in this thrilling new novel about crimes old and new.

Product Details

Price
$35.00  $32.20
Publisher
Mulholland
Publish Date
September 17, 2019
Dimensions
5.8 X 1.1 X 5.6 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Compact Disc
EAN/UPC
9781549100468

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About the Author

Attica Locke is the author of Black Water Rising, which was nominated for an Edgar Award, an NAACP Image Award, and a Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and was short-listed for the UK's Orange Prize, and also the national bestseller The Cutting Season, which won an Ernest Gaines Award for Literary Excellence. She is a producer and writer on the Fox drama Empire. She is on the board of directors for the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, where she lives.

J. D. Jackson is a theater professor, stage director, and award-winning narrator. He is a classically trained actor--his television and film credits include House, Law & Order, Lucky Number Slevin, and many more. He's won more than a dozen Earphones Awards and was named one of AudioFile magazine's Best Voices of the Year for 2012 and 2013.

Reviews

"This is a beautifully written and instantly gripping crime novel...Locke is one of the emerging stars of crime fiction."

-- " Booklist (starred review) "

"Both a fascinating, smartly plotted mystery and a pertinent picture of the contemporary United States...This scintillating murder mystery, set in Trump-era East Texas, with a black main cast and racial concerns, is gripping, gorgeously written and relevant."

-- "Shelf Awareness"

"In addition to her gifts for tight pacing and intense lyricism, Locke shows with this installment of her Highway 59 series a facility for unraveling the tangled strands of the Southwest's cultural legacy and weaving them back together with the volatile racial politics and traumatic economic stresses of the present day."

-- "Kirkus Reviews (starred review)"