A NovelBook - 2016 | First 37 Ink/Atria Books hardcover edition.
"Responding to orders from on high, the Atlanta Police Department is forced to hire its first black officers, including war veterans Lucius Boggs and Tommy Smith. The newly minted policemen are met with deep hostility by their white peers: they aren't allowed to arrest white suspects, drive squad cars, or set foot in the police headquarters. When a black woman who was last seen in a car driven by a white man turns up dead, Boggs and Smith suspect white cops are behind it. Their investigation sets them up against a brutal cop, Dunlow, who has long run the neighborhood as his own, and his partner, Rakestraw, a young progressive who may or may not be willing to make allies across color lines"--Amazon.com.
Publisher: New York : 37 Ink/Atria, 2016.
Edition: First 37 Ink/Atria Books hardcover edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
Characteristics: 371 pages ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Dark town
From Library Staff
The Atlanta Police Department in the 1940s is a tough place for black veterans and police officers Lucious Boggs and Tommy Smith. The Darktown novels series is gritty and atmospheric, examining the sickening and shameful racism of post WWII Atlanta.