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Wicked City ebook

by Dick Hill,Ace Atkins


Ace Atkins earned a Pulitzer Prize nomination in 2001 while at The Tampa Tribune for his investigation into a forgotten . The underlying current of truth is what first drew me to Ace Atkins' book, Wicked City. Several years ago, I ran with the Columbus Running Club, from Columbus, GA.

Ace Atkins earned a Pulitzer Prize nomination in 2001 while at The Tampa Tribune for his investigation into a forgotten murder of the 1950s that later became the basis for White Shadow. The Alabama native, also the author of four Nick Travers novels - Crossroad Blues, Leavin’ Trunk Blues, Dark End of the Street, and Dirty South - lives on a farm outside Oxford, Mississippi.

Wicked City Ace Atkins In 1955, Look magazine called Phenix City, Alabama, The Wickedest City in America, but even that may have been an understatement. It was a stew of organized crime and. In 1955, Look magazine called Phenix City, Alabama, The Wickedest City in America, but even that may have been an understatement. It was a stew of organized crime and corruption, run by a machine that dealt with complaints forcefully and with dispatch. No one dared cross them – no one even tried.

Written by Ace Atkins. Narrated by Dick Hill. Peopled by an extraordinary cast of characters, both real and fictional, Wicked City is a novel of uncommon intensity, rich with atmosphere, filled with sensuality and surprise. In 1955, Look magazine called Phenix City, Alabama, "The Wickedest City in America," but even that may have been an understatement. No one dared cross them - no one even tried. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

Ace Atkins eatly in the center. He is a sucker for the rough, tough, one-track-minded youngster who carries mayhem in each foot and murder in his heart. Scientific Boxing by a Fistic Expert, 1936 Many of the large events in this novel are true.

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It is as gritty as James Ellroy s . And yet, the prose is as lyrical as James Lee Burke s Crusader s Cross. With White Shadow, Atkins has found his true voice. And with Phenix City, it is even truer.

Часто встречающиеся слова и выражения. Ace Atkins is the New York Times bestselling author of the Quinn Colson novels, the first two of which-The Ranger and The Lost Ones-were nominated for the Edgar Award for Best Novel (he also has a third Edgar nomination for his short story, Last Fair Deal Gone Down ). In addition, he is the author of several New York Times bestselling novels in the continuation of Robert B. Parker’s Spenser series.

In 1955, Look magazine called Phenix City, Alabama, The Wickedest City in America, but even that may have been an understatement. It was a stew of organized crime and corruption, run by a machine that dealt with complaints forcefully and with dispatch

In 1955, Look magazine called Phenix City, Alabama, The Wickedest City in America, but even that may have been an understatement. And then the machine killed the wrong man. When crime – fighting attorney Albert Patterson is gunned down in a Phenix City alley in the spring of 1954, the entire town seems to pause just for a moment – and when it starts up again, there is something different about it.

Author: Ace Atkins Series: Crime Classics, Book 0 Genre: Crime Classics. In 1955, Look magazine called Phenix City, Alabama, "The Wickedest City in America," a stew of organized crime and corruption, run by a machine that dealt with complaints forcefully and with dispatch. More info →. White Shadow. Author: Ace Atkins Series: Crime Classics, Book 0 Genre: Crime Classics. From a singular voice in fiction (USA Today) comes a remarkable new novel about one of the most infamous murders in Florida history.

The underlying current of truth is what first drew me to Ace Atkins’ book, Wicked City. Frequently, on our longer runs, we crossed the Chattahoochee River and found ourselves instantly not only in another time zone, but what felt like a different world. That sentiment grew within me, as one of the runners, who had lived his whole life in the area, began to u There’s something so enticing about fiction that’s almost true.

Written by Ace Atkins, Audiobook narrated by Dick Hill. Northeast Mississippi: hill country, rugged and notorious for outlaws since the Civil War, where killings are as commonplace as in the Old West. To Quinn Colson, it's home - but not the home he left when he went to Afghanistan. Now an Army Ranger, he returns to a place overrun by corruption, and finds his uncle, the county sheriff, dead - a suicide, he's told, but others whisper murder.

In 1955, Look magazine called Phenix City, Alabama, “The Wickedest City in America,” but even that may have been an understatement. It was a stew of organized crime and corruption, run by a machine that dealt with complaints forcefully and with dispatch. No one dared cross them - no one even tried. And then the machine killed the wrong man. When crime-fighting attorney Albert Patterson is gunned down in a Phenix City alley in the spring of 1954, the entire town seems to pause for just a moment - and when it starts up again, there is something different about it. A small group of men meet and decide they have had enough, but what that means and where it will take them is something they could not have foreseen. Over the course of the next several months, lives will change, people die, and unexpected heroes emerge - like “a Randolph Scott western,” one of them remarks, “played out not with horses and Winchesters, but with Chevys and .38s and switchblades.” Peopled by an extraordinary cast of characters, both real and fictional, Wicked City is a novel of uncommon intensity, rich with atmosphere, filled with sensuality and surprise.
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There's something so enticing about fiction that's almost true. The underlying current of truth is what first drew me to Ace Atkins' book, Wicked City.

Several years ago, I ran with the Columbus Running Club, from Columbus, GA. Frequently, on our longer runs, we crossed the Chattahoochee River and found ourselves instantly not only in another time zone, but what felt like a different world. That sentiment grew within me, as one of the runners, who had lived his whole life in the area, began to unfold the story of Phenix City.

Between labored breaths and heavy footfalls, Alan told me a story I could scarcely believe. He spoke of outlaws, prostitutes, gamblers, cheats, murders, corrupt politicians mysteries and marital law. He described the Chattahoochee as the dumping ground for dead bodies and incriminating evidence. Alan pointed out buildings and street names that haven't changed much since the infamous night that John Patterson was murdered.

Who better to write a book about the history of the wickedest city in Alabama, but Ace Atkins? Atkins was born and raised in the area. His story probes the questions and embellishes the answers that anyone curious about the most fascinating wild west story that happened so nearby and not so very long ago.

Wicked City, is very well written and hard to put down. Description is vivid and detailed without being tedious. The story has a good pace, concluding nicely and tying every loose end - of which there are quite a few. Almost like a scrolling summary at the end of a crime movie, telling what eventually happened to each character, Atkins revisits each of his lead characters, satisfying the reader's lingering questions.

My only issue with, Wicked City, happens about two-thirds of the way through the book. Until that point, Atkins had used a first person perspective, narrating through the voice of Lamar Murphy, a concerned citizen, anxious to restore peace to his decrepit town. But, seemingly by accident, in the middle of a chapter, Atkins begins to speak of Murphy in the third person. From that point on, he uses both view points interchangeably. It's enough to give the reader pause, but not to ruin the story.

Finally, since Atkins was provided some liberties by calling the book fiction, it would have been helpful to vary the names of his characters a little more. At times the names are so similar it can get confusing.
Ttyr
Was an interesting read but a little hard to follow. I found it to be somewhat informative but not what I'd consider great.
Folsa
The story of Phenix City is an old and sordid one. The author relates the facts of the political/criminal events in an interesting style. He is a very good writer with a solid record of readable and informative stories. I read all he comes out with.
Braned
A good Book About the corruptions in Phenix City Alabama in the 40 through the 50's time.
Keramar
I enjoyed the story and at the same time found myself wincing away from some of the violence. I'm going to try another one.
Nalmezar
I enjoyed this book because I know that the facts in it are correct as I lived nearby at the time this happened. I would recommend this to everyone who has seen the movie "The Phenix City Story". It actually sticks closer to the facts than the movie did. Good read.
Breder
Being from the area and settling down after retirement, the mystique of the Sin City years is brought to life by this book. If you know the area you can play the scenes out in your mind about the activities in this book. Greatly enjoyed and will continue to discover the story behind the stories.
Realistic, exciting novel of 50s corruption in Phenix a City, Alabama. Very well written, moves very fast with vividly described characters.
Wicked City ebook
Author:
Dick Hill,Ace Atkins
Category:
Mystery
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Brilliance Audio; Unabridged edition (April 10, 2008)
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