Thomas Mullen is the internationally bestselling author of five previous novels, including Darktown, which was shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and nominated for two CWA Dagger awards, and Lightning Men, which was named one of the Top Ten Crime Novels of 2017 by The New York Times. His debut, The Last Town on Earth, was named Best Debut Novel of 2006 by USA Today and was awarded the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for excellence in historical fiction. He lives near Atlanta, GA, with his wife and sons.
Thomas Mullen writes the opposite of escapist fiction: his
thrillers force the reader to confront the realities of "skewed"
Southern justice, police brutality, civic corruption and
mind-boggling racial prejudice . . . Mullen is "an expert
button-pusher". His heartfelt, heavy-hitting, feel-bad fiction
makes your blood boil * The Times *
An exemplary and compelling series . . . Enlightening and admirable * Crime Time *
All the ingredients drive the story through a terrific shoot-out and surprises to an explosive climax. Genius! * Peterborough Evening Telegraph *
Modern American literature at its most eye-opening and important and crime fiction at its compelling, excellent best * Morning Star *