First Printing of the First Edition. A Smokey Dalton novel. Signed and dated, in the year of publication, by Kris Nelscott. Book and dust jacket in fine, as new condition. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: In the aftermath of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Smokey Dalton heads for Chicago to protect a young boy who knows too much about the crime, in an atmospheric whodunit set against the turbulent backdrop of Chicago on the eve of the 1968 Democratic National Convention. By the author of A Dangerous Road.
Review: Smokey Dalton is a man on the run, and he's got something to hide. In her second Dalton novel, author Kris Nelscott takes these invitations to cliché and instead crafts a refreshingly straightforward thriller that moves adroitly through the sweltering heat and simmering racial tension of the summer of 1968, when the Democratic National Convention came to Chicago.
In A Dangerous Road, PI Smokey became the unwitting protector of a 10-year-old boy who had witnessed Martin Luther King's murder--and who knows that James Earl Ray was the fall guy for a government-mandated assassination. Now, several months later, Smokey and Jimmy have taken refuge with friends in Chicago. Just as he's letting go of the reflex to look over his shoulder, Smokey hears that neighbors have seen someone watching him. But when he tries to find out who the stranger is, he gets sidetracked by a plea to find a missing 14-year-old boy who has disappeared without a trace. When the body of another neighborhood child appears on Smokey's doorstep, bearing the traces of torture administered by a pro, the investigator knows that the shadows of Memphis have lengthened and darkened--and that they may stretch all the way back to his own military past. To save Jimmy from their pursuers, Smokey will have to swallow both personal and professional pride, forming uneasy alliances with Laura, an ex-almost-lover, and with the Chicago police.
Nelscott is interested in delineating the ordinary rather than the extraordinary: the novel's plot is well-articulated and suspenseful, but even more rewarding are its glimpses into the social constraints and preconceptions that surround Smokey (whose rusted Impala and skin color combine to form "a neon sign advertising trouble"). This is a solid follow-up effort that should have fans looking forward to a third appearance. --Kelly Flynn
Title: Smoke Filled Rooms
Publisher: St. Martin's Minotaur
Publication Date: 2001
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition
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Book Description Book Condition: Good. [ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ][ Ships Daily ] [ Underlining/Highlighting: NONE ] [ Writing: NONE ] [ Edition: first ] Publisher: St. Martin's Minotaur Pub Date: 8/16/2001 Binding: Hardcover Pages: 336 first edition. Bookseller Inventory # 1447712
Book Description Book Condition: Good. [ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ][ Ships Daily ] [ Underlining/Highlighting: NONE ] [ Writing: NONE ] [ Edition: first ] Publisher: St. Martin's Minotaur Pub Date: 8/16/2001 Binding: Hardcover Pages: 336 first edition. Bookseller Inventory # 3418402
Book Description Minotaur Books, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Clean text library withdrawal in the plastic protective covers with the last blank card pocket page having been sliced out by the library leaving a straight edge. In presentable condition. Bookseller Inventory # VLibDec6VI2
Book Description St. Martins, N . Y., 2001. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Cover Art (illustrator). 1st. X-Library with normal flaws.The hard cover and the jacket has very light shelf wear. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Back. Bookseller Inventory # NO 38812
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