A Dangerous Road

A Dangerous Road

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Baker & Taylor
In Memphis in 1968, African American private investigator Smokey Dalton uncovers a horrifying secret about the deaths of his parents at the same time that Smokey's estranged friend Martin Luther King, Jr., comes to town as part of a sanitation workers' strike

McMillan Palgrave
It's February 1968, and tense race relations in Memphis are beginning to build into real conflict. The sanitation workers' strike has been going on for almost three weeks, and marches are beginning to turn into riots.

African-American P.I. Smokey Dalton is hired by Laura Hathaway, a young white woman from up north, to look into her mother's reasons for remembering Smokey generously in her will. Smokey reluctantly takes the case, as much to satisfy his own curiosity about these people he never knew as because he needs the work. What he uncovers is a thirty-year-old secret so powerful it will shatter both their lives.

Furthermore, this turning point couldn't come at a worse time for Smokey. As February turns to March, then April, Smokey must watch his city crumble around him and deals with the approaching visit of his childhood friend, now estranged from him, Martin Luther King, Jr. - a visit that turns out to be the very destiny of both men, and the city itself.

This wonderful novel launches a unique and atmospheric series, introducing an appealing character in Smokey Dalton and an equally compelling time period in our history.


Blackwell North Amer
It's February 1968, and tense race relations in Memphis are beginning to build into real conflict. The sanitation workers' strike has been going on for almost three weeks, and marches are beginning to turn into riots.
African-American P.I. Smokey Dalton is hired by Laura Hathaway, a young white woman from up North, to look into her mother's reasons for remembering Smokey generously in her will. Smokey reluctantly takes the case, as much to satisfy his own curiosity about these strangers as because he needs the work. What he uncovers is a thirty-year-old secret so powerful it will shatter both their lives.
Furthermore, this turning point couldn't come at a worse time for Smokey. As February turns to March, then April, Smokey must watch his city crumble around him and deal with the approaching visit of his estranged childhood friend, Martin Luther King, Jr. - a visit that turns out to be the very destiny of both men, and the city itself.

Baker
& Taylor

In 1968, Memphis African-American Private Investigator Smokey Dalton's uncovers a horrifying secret about the deaths his parents at the same time that Smokey's estranged friend Martin Luther King, Jr., comes to town as part of a sanitation worker's strike.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, 2000.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312262648
0312262647
9780312976439
0312976437
Characteristics: 325 p. ; 22 cm.

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multcolib_susannel Jan 23, 2017

PI Smokey Dalton investigates a case that involves a beautiful rich woman, a mysterious gift of money and Martin Luther King.

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drummer63
Apr 19, 2011

Discovered this from Book Lust. Can highly recommend. Great tension and characters. The whole series is worth reading

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