Stress (Detroit Crime Series #5)by Loren D. Estleman
S.T.R.E.S.S. might be Detroit's elite police undercover squad, but to black rookie cop Charlie Battle, it's nothing less than an execution squad targeting blacks. As Battle tries to walk the thin blue line between supporting his fellow officers and his own racial pride, he is compelled to speak out in a police department where talking against the squad may be the ultimate crime.
Don't look for any mystery about which of the cast members is guiltythey all arebut enjoy this as a peerless exercise in style, an evocation of a dirty page in urban history, and a brutal descent into "any civic architect's picture of hell."
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LOREN D. ESTLEMAN is the winner of five Spurs, two Stirrups, and three Western Heritage Awards for his Western writing. He lives in Whitmore Lake, Michigan.
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I like 'Stress' even more than 'Edsel.' (In 'Stress' Estleman thankfully has put the brakes on his Bad Metaphor Machine.) Loren Estleman has broken new ground with his 'Novels of Detroit.' They are an obvious labor of love. He combines elements of the big blockbuster novel (long time span, multi-viewpoints, etc.) with elements of the small, tight, tough crime novel as well as that of the historical novel. The result is a hybrid form that is delicious. I will definitely read the rest of them. I hope Estleman's publisher releases them all in Rocket eBook format. If you dig Elmore Leonard, you'll dig Loren Estleman.