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A Dangerous Road

(2000)
(The first book in the Smokey Dalton series)
A novel by

 
Awards
Edgar Awards Best Novel (nominee)
P.I. Smokey Dalton is willing to clean up other people's messes-for a price-but he never lets his cases get personal. So when beautiful, white, patrician Laura Hathaway arrives from Chicago to find out why he's a beneficiary in her mother's will, Smokey reluctantly takes the job. It's February 1968, a Memphis sanitation worker's strike is beginning to erupt into riots, and Smokey's estranged childhood pal, Martin Luther King Jr., is coming to town to march. In an atmosphere charged with the threat of violence and impending disaster, Smokey's investigation will uncover a decades-old secret that could change Laura's life-and his own-forever.

More than a first-rate detective novel, A Dangerous Road introduces a passionate, wary, soul-wounded P.I. with a tragic past, unfulfilled promise, and a future up for grabs. Set against one of the most turbulent decades of the twentieth century, this provocative story combines the politics of race, betrayal, unexpected love, and the terrible cost of trust in a rich, compelling read to be long remembered.

 
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Used availability for Kris Nelscott's A Dangerous Road


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Hardback Editions

July 2000 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: A Dangerous Road
Author(s): Kris Nelscott
ISBN: 0-312-26264-7 / 978-0-312-26264-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Paperback Editions

July 2012 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: A Dangerous Road: A Smokey Dalton Novel
Author(s): Kris Nelscott
ISBN: 0-615-66540-3 / 978-0-615-66540-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: WMG Publishing
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June 2001 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: A Dangerous Road
Author(s): Kris Nelscott
ISBN: 0-312-97643-7 / 978-0-312-97643-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Audio Editions

May 2016 : MP3 CD
thumbTitle: A Dangerous Road (Smokey Dalton)
Author(s): Kris Nelscott
ISBN: 1-5226-0386-7 / 978-1-5226-0386-3
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

September 2013 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: A Dangerous Road: Smokey Dalton, Book 1
Author(s): Kris Nelscott
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

September 2013 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: A Dangerous Road: Smokey Dalton, Book 1
Author(s): Kris Nelscott
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

December 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: A Dangerous Road: A Smokey Dalton Novel
Author(s): Kris Nelscott
Publisher: WMG Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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