Black hornet: Lew Griffin Series, Book 3

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On low rooftops abake beneath an unforgiving New Orleans sun, in the sixties with its Black Panthers, Muslims, and other separatists, a sniper has appeared. Five have gone down under his gun.When the sixth is fatally shot, Lew Griffin is beside her. She's white, he's black, they just met. But it falls to him to avenge her death - or at least try to make some sense of it.
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A sniper appears in 1960s New Orleans, a sun-baked city of Black Panthers and other separatists. Five people have been fatally shot. When the sixth victim is killed, Lew Griffin is standing beside her. He's black and she's white, and though they are virtual strangers, it is left to Griffin to avenge her death, or at least to try and make some sense of it. His unlikely allies include a crusading black journalist, a longtime supplier of mercenary arms and troops, and bail bondsman Frankie DeNoux. Yet it is the character of Lew Griffin that takes center stage, as in each of Sallis's highly praised books. He is by now, in this prequel, well on the way to becoming what he will be; violent, kind, contradictory, alcoholic. Both naïve and wise, he is a man cursed by unspeakable demons, yet seemingly encircled by redemptive angels awaiting an opening.

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subject_facet African American police -- Fiction, Griffin, Lew (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, New Orleans (La.) -- Fiction, Police -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Fiction
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title_full Black Hornet Lew Griffin Series, Book 3, Black Hornet [electronic resource] / James Sallis, Black hornet / James Sallis
title_short Black hornet
title_sub Lew Griffin Series, Book 3
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