New Authors     New Books     Coming Soon     Most Popular     Top Authors    
     New Books     Coming Soon     
book cover of 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    Get it on Google Play

Used availability for Rex Burns's The Killing Zone

Hardback Editions

April 1988 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: The Killing Zone
Author(s): Rex Burns
ISBN: 0-670-81955-7 / 978-0-670-81955-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Adult
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

May 1989 : UK Paperback
thumb

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
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

August 2016 : MP3 CD
thumb

Title: The Killing Zone
Author(s): Rex Burns
ISBN: 1-5318-1163-9 / 978-1-5318-1163-1
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


April 2014 : USA Audio edition
thumb

Title: The Killing Zone
Author(s): Rex Burns
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


April 2014 : Canada Audio edition
thumb

Title: The Killing Zone
Author(s): Rex Burns
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


April 2014 : UK Audio edition
thumb

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


October 2003 : USA Audio Cassette
thumb

Title: Killing Zone (Gabe Wager Mysteries)
Author(s): Rex Burns
ISBN: 1-58807-180-4 / 978-1-58807-180-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Americana Pub Inc
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

June 2014 : UK Kindle edition
thumb

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


March 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumb

Title: The Killing Zone (The Gabe Wager Novels Book 8)
Author(s): Rex Burns
Publisher: MysteriousPress.com/Open Road
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA