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American Static

(2017)
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After being beaten and left for dead, Steven finds himself stranded alongside the 101 in a small Northern California town. When a mysterious stranger named Quinn offers a hand in exchange for help reuniting with his daughter in San Francisco, Steven gets in the car and begins a journey from which there is no return.

Quinn has an agenda all his own and he's unleashing vengeance at each stop along his path. With a coked-up sadist ex-cop chasing Quinn, and two mismatched small town cops chasing the ex-cop, Steven is unaware of the violent tempest brewing.

Corrupt cops and death-dealing gangsters manipulate the maze each of them must navigate to get to the one thing they're all after: Teresa, the girl holding the secret that will rip open a decades-old scandal and scorch San Francisco's City Hall.

Steven finds Teresa homeless and strung out as their pursuers close in and bodies begin to pile high on the Bay Area's back streets. Hand in hand Steven and Teresa lead the mad parade of desperate men to the edge of the void.

American Static is a fast paced crime thriller with a mystery woven in. It's played out against the backdrop of Northern California's wine country, Oakland's mean streets, and San Francisco's peaks and alleys, written by one of its favorite sons, a man who knows the underbelly of the city like no one else. American Static's prose has been compared to Elmore Leonard, Richard Price, and Don Winslow.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"American Static grabs you by the collar and drags you through a dirty, dangerous tour of San Francisco. Tom Pitts serves up noir just the way you want it - dark, relentless, and inevitable." - Rob Hart

"American Static is a remarkable novel, a ride with brilliant twists and turns and a relentless momentum, racing to an ending both unavoidable and unexpected." - Steve Weddle

"A stunning achievement..." - Benjamin Whitmer


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Paperback Editions

June 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: American Static
Author(s): Tom Pitts
ISBN: 1-943402-84-1 / 978-1-943402-84-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Down & Out Books
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August 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Kindle Editions

June 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: American Static
Author(s): Tom Pitts
Publisher: Down & Out Books
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