White Shadow

White Shadow

by Ace Atkins
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White Shadow by Ace Atkins

'Mesmerizing-a tour de force from one of the best crime writers at work today.'-Michael Connelly

White Shadow is a fistunning? (Lee Child) noir thriller based on real-life events.

1955: Tampa, Florida is a city pulsing with Sicilian and Cuban gangsters, cigar factories, sweet rum, and violence. The death of retired kingpin Charlie Wall? the White Shadow-has shocked the city, sending cops, reporters, and associates scrambling to find those responsible. As the trail winds through neighborhoods rich and poor, enmeshing the innocent and corrupt alike all the way down to the streets and casinos of Havana, an extraordinary story of revenge, honor, and greed emerges. For Charlie Wall had his secrets-secrets that if discovered could destroy a criminal empire and ignite a revolution.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425230541
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/01/2009
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 309,647
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Ace Atkins is the author of four Nick Travers novels: Crossroad Blues, Leavin' Trunk Blues, Dark End of the Street, and Dirty South.

William Dufris has been nominated nine times as a finalist for the APA's prestigious Audie Award and has garnered twenty-one Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine, which also named him one of the Best Voices at the End of the Century. He has also acted on stage and television in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany.

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White Shadow 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
nookaddictKR More than 1 year ago
Loved it. Always nice to get an education while being entertained!
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harstan More than 1 year ago
For years Charlie ¿White Shadow¿ Wall ran the Tampa, Florida mob. Now Charlie retired as he knows that being the kingpin is a young man¿s game with him finding it increasingly difficult to stay alive from the assorted rivals and employees who want to dethrone him. However, in April of that year, someone stabbed elderly Charlie killing him.----- Detective Ed Dodge and Tampa Tribune reporter Leland Hawes investigate the homicide that each assumes ties back to the White Shadow¿s mob days could someone have feared that Charlie knew too much and with Kefauver making noise in DC was about to reveal secrets. Dodge and Hawes travel the city to include the infamous Latin Quarter of Ybor City, Sunset Park and more before heading to Havana as they follow clues that look promising but seem to go nowhere with the mob watching every step they take just in case.----- Though a fine mystery based on the real homicide of Wall in 19555 Tampa, WHITE SHADOW feels more like a historical tale with a whodunit subplot as the story line contains a who¿s who of 1950s Florida and Cuba. The investigation is terrific, but it is the tidbits from the era and the persona like Castro who brings what seems now like ancient history (the Dodgers are still in Brooklyn winning their only world series while located there while L.A. is not even a strategic objective). True crime fans, the historical mystery audience, and readers who appreciate a look back at the ¿Happy Days¿ of the Eisenhower era will appreciate Ace Atkins ine ¿reenactment¿ thriller.----- Harriet Klausner
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