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Author: Loren D. Estleman Narrator: Stephen R. Thorne Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Detroit Crime Series Release Date: October 2012 ISBN: 9781482983180
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It’s 1966 and Detroit has entered its Golden Age. America throbs to the throaty rumble of Motor City’s powerful road-eating machines. It’ll never be this good again, and Big Auto is fighting to keep it that way. Ex-cop Ricky Amery is hired to go undercover to put the brakes on runaway consumer advocacy that would legislate Detroit right out of business. They couldn’t have chosen a more loyal disciple. Amery’s god is horsepower, and his house of worship is the open road.

Meanwhile, the rattle of automatic weapons fire sweeps the streets as the mob fights a rear-guard action against a union president and the ruthless street gangs that rule the black community, led by Quincy Springfield. It’s in the middle of this free-fire zone that Amery finds himself paying the price for his obsession with four-wheeled thunder. Will he sell himself out?  Or will he drop a match in a high-octane blend of race, violence, greed, and corruption?

The city has reached critical mass, and there’s no time for decline and fall. When Detroit blows, she’s going in a mushroom cloud—every bloodstained block, all at once.

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  • “This production of Estleman’s 1991 book will bring back fond memories for many…Narrator Stephen Thorne is also right on…The charm is not only in the deft weaving of the story about an undercover agent and the variety of characters but also in Thorne’s accents, which make you believe you’re hearing about real people.”

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About the Author

Loren D. Estleman is a former Detroit-area newspaperman and an award-winning author of mainstream fiction, Westerns, criticism, and mysteries. He has written more than sixty books and hundreds of short stories and articles and has been nominated for the National Book Award and the Edgar Allan Poe Award. His detective fiction has earned four Shamus Awards, a Barry Award, and two American Mystery Awards. His Western fiction has earned the Elmer Kelton Award, five Spur Awards, three Western Heritage Awards, two Stirrup Awards, and a Popular Fiction Magazine Outstanding Writer Award. He has received lifetime achievement awards from the Western Writers of America, the Private Eye Writers of America, the Short Mystery Fiction Society, and the Arts Alliance of Ann Arbor, Michigan.

About the Narrator

Stephen R. Thorne, winner of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards for narration, is a professional actor and member of the resident acting company at Providence’s esteemed Trinity Repertory Company, where he has played Hamlet, Henry V, and Tom Joad.