War at Home

War at Home

Book - 2005 | 1st St. Martin's Minotaur ed.
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Baker & Taylor
Searching for a missing Yale student who never arrived for his 1969 spring semester, African American private investigator Smokey Dalton pursues leads between the New Haven slums and New York City.

McMillan Palgrave
It's summertime in 1969 when African-American P.I. Smokey Dalton and his adopted son Jimmy leave behind the hot violence of the streets of Chicago and head east to look for a missing college student. Daniel Kirkland never showed up for his spring semester at Yale University and seems to have disappeared without a trace. Daniel's mother, a local school teacher who works regularly with Jimmy, asks Smokey to see what he can find out.

The search for Daniel takes Smokey from the hallowed halls of the nation's wealthiest university to the poorest slums on the outskirts of New Haven. The harder he searches, the more he learns about the dark side of the anti-war movement, in which the idealistic young Daniel may have become involved. And he keeps hearing rumors about bombs.

When the trail finally leads Smokey to New York City, he discovers that someone might be trying to kill Daniel and Daniel's friends. Only nothing is exactly as it seems. Soon the rumors Smokey's been hearing become more and more concrete, and he knows it's only a matter of time before a bomb goes off. Because Smokey, a Korean War veteran, recognizes the pattern: He has stumbled into a war. A war at home.

In this blistering new book, award-winner Kris Nelscott continues her hard-hitting, absorbing look at the turbulence of the late sixties and early seventies, all in the guise of the modern crime novel.


Blackwell North Amer
It's summertime in 1969 when African-American P.I. Smokey Dalton and his foster son, Jimmy, leave behind the hot violence of the streets of Chicago and head east to look for a missing college student. Daniel Kirkland never showed up for his spring semester at Yale University and seems to have disappeared without a trace. Daniel's mother, a local schoolteacher who works regularly with Jimmy, asks Smokey to see what he can find out.
The search for Daniel takes Smokey from the hallowed halls of the nation's wealthiest university to the poorest slums on the outskirts of New Haven. The harder he searches, the more he learns about the dark side of the anti-war movement, in which the idealistic young Daniel may have become involved. And he keeps hearing rumors about bombs.
When the trail finally leads Smokey to New York City, he discovers that someone might be trying to kill Daniel and Daniel's friends. Only nothing is exactly as it seems. Soon the rumors that Smokey's been hearing become more and more concrete, and he knows it's only a matter of time before a bomb goes off. Because Smokey, a Korean War veteran, recognizes the pattern: he has stumbled into a war. A war at home.

Baker
& Taylor

Searching for a missing Yale student who never arrived for his 1969 spring semester, African-American private investigator Smokey Dalton, accompanied by his son, Jimmy, pursues leads between the New Haven slums and New York City only to discover a sinister side of the anti-war movement. 25,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, 2005.
Edition: 1st St. Martin's Minotaur ed.
ISBN: 9780312325275
0312325274
Characteristics: 336 p. ; 24 cm.

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Jan 08, 2010

This series offers an excellent insight of the world of African Americans during the 60's and 70's.

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