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Green Sun

(2018)
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TOP 10 MYSTERIES & THRILLERS FOR SPRING --PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"One of the unsung heroes of crime fiction" (Chicago Tribune), Kent Anderson, returns after two decades with this dazzling novel about justice, character and fate, set against the backdrop of an American city at war with itself.

Oakland, California, 1983: a city churning with violent crime and racial conflict. Officer Hanson, a Vietnam veteran, has abandoned academia for the life-and-death clarity of police work, a way to live with the demons that followed him home from the war.

But Hanson knows that justice requires more than simply enforcing the penal code. He believes in becoming a part of the community he serves--which is why, unlike most officers, he chooses to live in the same town where he works. This strategy serves him well...to a point. He forges a precarious friendship with Felix Maxwell, the drug king of East Oakland, based on their shared sense of fairness and honor. He falls in love with Libya the moment he sees her, a confident and outspoken black woman. He is befriended by Weegee, a streetwise eleven-year-old who is primed to become a dope dealer.

Every day, every shift, tests a cop's boundaries between the man he wants to be and the officer of the law he's required to be. At last an off-duty shooting forces Hanson to finally face who he is, and which side of the law he belongs on.

Genre: Mystery    

Praise for this book

"Kent Anderson immediately pulls you into his taut, authentic depiction of a cop's life in early-80s Oakland. Green Sun is crime fiction at its best: smart, unflinching, and, ultimately, compassionate." - Alafair Burke

"Kent Anderson has crafted a literary miracle here. We're transported to 'Nam and circa-'80 Oakland, reimagined as Hell, seen through the eyes of a crusading cop unique in the annals of police literature. This jazzy - and jazz influenced - novel is like the best of early Joseph Wambaugh." - James Ellroy

"Green Sun tells the unvarnished truth about what it is to be a cop in modern day America. I can give a suspense novel no higher compliment." - James Patterson


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Hardback Editions

June 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Green Sun (Thorndike Press Large Print Bill's Bookshelf)
Author(s): Kent Anderson
ISBN: 1-4328-5186-1 / 978-1-4328-5186-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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February 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Green Sun
Author(s): Kent Anderson
ISBN: 0-316-46680-8 / 978-0-316-46680-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mulholland Books
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Paperback Editions

March 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Green Sun: The new novel from 'the world's best crime writer'
Author(s): Kent Anderson
ISBN: 1-4736-5401-7 / 978-1-4736-5401-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mulholland Books
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March 2019 : USA Paperback

Title: Green Sun
Author(s): Kent Anderson
ISBN: 0-316-46679-4 / 978-0-316-46679-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mulholland Books
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February 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Green Sun: The new novel from 'the world's best crime writer'
Author(s): Kent Anderson
ISBN: 1-4736-5399-1 / 978-1-4736-5399-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mulholland Books
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Audio Editions

March 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Green Sun
Author(s): Kent Anderson
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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March 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Green Sun
Author(s): Kent Anderson
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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Kindle Editions

February 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Green Sun
Author(s): Kent Anderson
Publisher: Mulholland Books
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February 2018 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Green Sun: The new novel from 'the world's best crime writer'
Author(s): Kent Anderson
Publisher: Mulholland Books
Availability: Amazon UK