Killer Nashville’s Book of the Day / Sunday, June 24, 2012 / “Burning Midnight (Amos Walker)” by Loren D. Estleman

Today’s featured book is Burning Midnight (Amos Walker) by Loren D. Estleman.

"Burning Midnight" by Loren D. Estleman

“Burning Midnight” by Loren D. Estleman

Why I chose this book:

Estleman was an Edgar finalist and is one of the most critically acclaimed writers of our time. When fictional detective Amos Walker starts snooping around to protect a friend’s relative, the murders begin and an international conspiracy unfolds. Great ending wrap-up. FYI: Detective Walker has been investigating for 30 years now. Reading this is a good way to celebrate his 3 decade anniversary in print. Here’s to 3 decades more. I hear the glasses clink.

In Burning Midnight, master of the hard-boiled detective novel Loren D. Estleman gives readers a hot new Amos Walker mystery. Amos Walker knows Detroit, from the highest to the lowest, and that includes the gangs of Mexicantown. When a friend asks Walker to get his son’s brother-in-law out of one of two feuding gangs, Walker gets in trouble fast. First, dead bodies start to pile up; then come suspicious fires and the bottle bombs. Walker is caught in the middle of a gang war.

Whether or not a middle-aged gringo like him can cool things off between the Maldados and the Zapatistas, he’s got to try; he did promise his friend. Once he gets involved, he realizes there’s something else going on; the specter of an international conspiracy threatens to make this local trouble blow sky-high. And if he ends up dead or in jail for murders he didn’t commit, he might have to put that promise on hold. It’s tough being Amos Walker.

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Remember that these books are listed at a discount through Amazon. You also don’t have to purchase the version that is featured here. Many of these books are available in multiple formats: e–book, hardcover, softcover, and audio. Enjoy!

– Clay Stafford, Founder of Killer Nashville

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About Clay Stafford

Clay Stafford is an author / filmmaker (www.ClayStafford.com) and founder of Killer Nashville (www.KillerNashville.com). As a writer himself, he has over 1.5 million copies of his own books in print in over 14 languages. Stafford’s latest projects are the feature documentary “One of the Miracles” (www.OneOfTheMiracles.com) and the music CD “XO” (www.JefferyDeaverXOMusic.com). A champion of writers, Publishers Weekly has identified Stafford as playing “an essential role in defining which books become bestsellers” throughout “the nation’s book culture.” (PW 6/10/13)
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