Hot Springs: A Novel (Earl Swagger)

Hot Springs: A Novel (Earl Swagger)

Stephen Hunter

The undisputed grasp of the harsh mystery, New York occasions bestselling writer Stephen Hunter supplies a masterpiece of crime fiction set in Forties Arkansas, the place legislations and corruption ricochet like slugs from a .45 automatic.

Earl Swagger is difficult as hell. yet even difficult men have their secrets and techniques. affected by the reminiscence of his abusive father, worried approximately his personal approaching parenthood, Earl is a embellished ex-Marine of absolute integrity—and overwhelming depression. Now he’s approximately to stand his greatest, bloodiest problem but.

It is the summer season of 1946, prepared crime’s garish golden age, while American justice turns out to have long past to seed for solid. Nowhere is that this truer than in scorching Springs, Arkansas, the reigning capital of corruption. whilst the district legal professional vows to carry down the mob, Earl is recruited to run the express. As on line casino raids erupt into nerve-shattering wrestle amid screaming prostitutes and fleeing johns, the physique count number mounts—along with the suspense.

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