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The Killing Zone

The Killing Zone

(1988)
(The eighth book in the Gabe Wager series)
A novel by

 
Publisher's Weekly
Fans of Denver P.D. detective Gabe Wager (The Alvarez Journal, Ground Money) will be pleased to find him easing up on angst and getting back to police procedure. When black City Councilman Green is found shot to death in an empty lot, Wager gets the case. He also gets pressure, some of it dumb, from a new lieutenant. Wager, still mourning his dead lover Jo, must also cope with a new partner, Lester Stubbs. During the murder investigation Wager finds that Green, a successful furniture dealer, was apparently loved by everyone. As racial tensions in Denver rise Wager hears of a Council zoning change that's ''a little bit irregular,'' which he knows is ''like being just a little bit pregnant.'' And then there's the matter of Green's white mistress. Burns has written a first-rate procedural that includes a wonderful cast of characters, a sharp look at ''progress'' and the different, subtle brands of racism (Wager is half Chicano), police politics and a stunning riot scene. The rich, satisfying plot is propelled by Burns's smooth style. A must for procedural fans or anyone interested in big-city life. Mysterious Book Club alternate.

Library Journal
The murder of a black councilman in Denver may inspire political/racial violence, so Hispanic homicide detective Gabe Wager ( Strip Search , Ground Money ) treads very carefully. Gabe soon discovers that the dead man carried on an affair with a blonde employee and unwittingly threw zoning deals for certain unscrupulous contractors. Solid entertainment with down-to-earth characters and emphasis on police procedure. REK

Genre: Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

April 1988 : USA Hardback
Title: The Killing Zone
Author(s): Rex Burns
ISBN: 0-670-81955-7 / 978-0-670-81955-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Adult
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Paperback Editions

May 1989 : UK Paperback
Title: The Killing Zone (Penguin crime fiction)
Author(s): Rex Burns
ISBN: 0-14-010532-8 / 978-0-14-010532-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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Audio Editions

August 2016 : MP3 CD
Title: The Killing Zone
Author(s): Rex Burns
ISBN: 1-5318-1163-9 / 978-1-5318-1163-1
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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April 2014 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Killing Zone
Author(s): Rex Burns
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

April 2014 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Killing Zone
Author(s): Rex Burns
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

October 2003 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Killing Zone (Gabe Wagner Mysteries)
Author(s): Rex Burns
ISBN: 1-58807-180-4 / 978-1-58807-180-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Americana Publishing
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Kindle Editions

June 2014 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Killing Zone (The Gabe Wager Novels)
Author(s): Rex Burns
Publisher: mysteriouspress.com
Availability: Amazon UK   

March 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Killing Zone (The Gabe Wager Novels Book 8)
Author(s): Rex Burns
Publisher: MysteriousPress.com/Open Road
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