Lightning Men

1 Mins read

Thomas Mullen’s sequel to 2015’s Darktown sees Negro officers Boggs and Smith back on the beat in Atlanta’s black quarter, battling petty criminals even as they battle the racism and hatred of their colleagues. Local Klan members are doing their best to keep African Americans out of traditionally white neighbourhoods, and they’re being joined by a group called the Lightning Men, who leave signs around town telling Negroes to get out – signs complete with SS-style lightning bolts. As the tensions mount, the line between their jobs and their private lives for the officers gets harder to identify in this must-read examination of 1950s America. Read our full review here.

Related posts

The Dirty South by John Connolly

The 18th book in John Connolly’s Charlie Parker series, The Dirty South is actually a step back in time to the aftermath of the brutal murder of Parker’s wife, Susan, and daughter, Jennifer, 20 years earlier. It doesn’t go all the way back to the…

Your House Will Pay

Steph Cha’s multiple-award-nominated novel is very much of the moment. By giving an intimate view of two Los Angeles cultures and the decades-long friction between them, her story explores the complexities of racism, injustice and revenge from the microcosm of two families – one black and…

Your House Will Pay by Steph Cha

Steph Cha has created a timely and unforgettable story about crime, injustice and the collision of two Los Angeles cultures, not written in abstract terms, but in the painful impact the conflict has on multiple generations of two families – one black and one Korean….

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Crime Fiction Lover