Lives Laid Away by Stephen Mack Jones audiobook

Lives Laid Away

By Stephen Mack Jones
Read by Luis Moreno

Recorded Books, Inc.

The August Snow Series: Book 2

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Detroit ex-cop August Snow takes up vigilante justice when his beloved neighborhood of Mexicantown is caught in the crosshairs of a human trafficking scheme. When the body of an anonymous young Hispanic woman dressed as Queen Marie Antoinette is dredged from the Detroit River, the Detroit Police Department wants the case closed out fast. Wayne County Coroner Dr. Bobby Falconi gives the woman's photo to his old pal August Snow, insisting August show it around his native Mexicantown to see if anyone recognizes her. August's good friend Elena, a prominent advocate for undocumented immigrants, recognizes the woman immediately. Her story is one the authorities don't want getting around-and she's not the only young woman to have disappeared during an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid, only to turn up dead a few weeks later. Preyed upon by the law itself, the people of Mexicantown have no one to turn to. August Snow, ex-police detective, will not sit by and watch his neighbors suffer in silence. In a guns-blazing wild ride across Detroit, from its neo-Nazi biker hole-ups to its hip-hop recording studios, its swanky social clubs to its seedy nightclubs, August puts his own life on the line to protect the community he loves.

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Summary

Summary

Shortlisted for the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger

A Crime Reads Pick of 2019's Most Anticipated Crime and Mystery Novels 

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A Literary Hub Pick of Most Anticipated Book of 1029

A BookBub Editors' Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2019

Detroit ex-cop August Snow takes up vigilante justice when his beloved neighborhood of Mexicantown is caught in the crosshairs of a human trafficking scheme. When the body of an anonymous young Hispanic woman dressed as Queen Marie Antoinette is dredged from the Detroit River, the Detroit Police Department wants the case closed out fast. Wayne County Coroner Dr. Bobby Falconi gives the woman's photo to his old pal August Snow, insisting August show it around his native Mexicantown to see if anyone recognizes her. August's good friend Elena, a prominent advocate for undocumented immigrants, recognizes the woman immediately. Her story is one the authorities don't want getting around-and she's not the only young woman to have disappeared during an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid, only to turn up dead a few weeks later. Preyed upon by the law itself, the people of Mexicantown have no one to turn to. August Snow, ex-police detective, will not sit by and watch his neighbors suffer in silence. In a guns-blazing wild ride across Detroit, from its neo-Nazi biker hole-ups to its hip-hop recording studios, its swanky social clubs to its seedy nightclubs, August puts his own life on the line to protect the community he loves.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Jones’s action-packed book has echoes of Raymond Chandler’s banter and bursts of Dashiell Hammett’s violence…[and] delivers a bracing amount of rough humor and a whole lot of heart.” Wall Street Journal
“A clever, punchy tale…Heart and muscle aplenty.” Raleigh News & Observer
“Luis Moreno masterfully narrates Detroit ex-cop August Snow’s second mystery adventure…Moreno’s narration blends with the detailed prose to elevate the story to great heights. He captures Snow’s unique form of cynicism and breathes life into every character…The audio experience is incredible in this contemporary noir with heart, humor, and action. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“An old-fashioned, guns a-blazing ripsnorter—and boy, are its pulp roots showing.” Mystery Scene Magazine
“This is noir as it was meant to be: incisive, socially conscious, distinctly situated, and told with real style.” Literary Hub

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Author Bio: Stephen Mack Jones

Author Bio: Stephen Mack Jones

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 8.71
Audience: Adult
Language: English