August Snow

August Snow

by Stephen Mack Jones

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Overview

Winner of the Hammett Prize and the Nero Award

From the wealthy suburbs to the remains of Detroit’s bankrupt factory districts, August Snow is a fast-paced tale of murder, greed, sex, economic cyber-terrorism, race and urban decay.

Tough, smart, and struggling to stay alive, August Snow is the embodiment of Detroit. The son of an African-American father and a Mexican-American mother, August grew up in the city’s Mexicantown and joined the police force only to be drummed out by a conspiracy of corrupt cops and politicians. But August fought back; he took on the city and got himself a $12 million wrongful dismissal settlement that left him low on friends. He has just returned to the house he grew up in after a year away, and quickly learns he has many scores to settle.

It’s not long before he’s summoned to the palatial Grosse Pointe Estates home of business magnate Eleanore Paget. Powerful and manipulative, Paget wants August to investigate the increasingly unusual happenings at her private wealth management bank. But detective work is no longer August’s beat, and he declines. A day later, Paget is dead of an apparent suicide—which August isn’t buying for a minute.

What begins as an inquiry into Eleanore Paget’s death soon drags August into a rat’s nest of Detroit’s most dangerous criminals, from corporate embezzlers to tattooed mercenaries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781616957186
Publisher: Soho Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/14/2017
Series: August Snow Series , #1
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 772,349
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Stephen Mack Jones is a published poet, an award-winning playwright, and a recipient of the prestigious Kresge Arts in Detroit Literary Fellowship. He was born in Lansing, Michigan, and currently lives in Farmington Hills, outside of Detroit. He worked in advertising and marketing communications for a number of years before turning to fiction. August Snow is his first novel.

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August Snow 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read quite a lot of this type of genre and this book was one of the best I've read. It's not all shoot and kill every other page. Nor does it get overly descriptive with unnecessary gore. Nor overly descriptive at all. Just enough to let you know what's happening. I really do think you'll like this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a really good read.Hard to put down.Cant wait for his next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It was extremely well written, the plot was well defined and exciting. The characters were strong and well developed. So glad i tried it. I have tagged this author and will await his next novel. I sure hope he is writing another book. Kat
SmoothOne More than 1 year ago
Best new series I have read ! Mr. Jones is a fantastic writer. His character development is second to none. You'll feel that you have met these people personally and love them or love to hate them. Dialog is heart tugging at times and outright laugh out loud at others. I have just finished the second book in the series "Lives Laid Away" they are both actioned packed, sobering and without question, wayyyy too much fun ! Can't wait for the third !
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Those of us that love a good murder mystery will love this. Those of us that know and love Detroit will love this as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books I have read recently. A look at life from an often desperate population, the story takes place in the down and out city of Detroit through the eyes of a young resident. Octavius Snow is a former policeman who exposed a criminal conspiracy of high ranking politicians and some members of the police department. He was rewarded by a set-up that got him fired from the police force. He sued, won and was awarded a hugh settlement.This story occurs as he tries to figure out his life going forward. Characters are warm and real, clearly drawn. Has plot turns and twists, combined with fierce action that will keep you reading long after bedtime. Don't miss this one, it is a jewel!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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