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REACH THE SHINING RIVER by [Stevens, Kevin]
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Kansas City, 1935. Emmett Whelan, an idealistic county prosecutor who has left behind his Irish roots and married into the country club set, takes on the city’s corrupt political machine when he investigates the brutal murder of a black musician. As Emmett probes the case, he discovers the city’s underbelly of racism and criminality. His personal life deteriorates. The closer he gets to the heart of the corruption, the more he sees that it is deeper and closer than he has ever suspected. And when the truth unfolds – about the killings, the machine, Emmett’s wife – a surprising and devastating climax reverberates at every level of the city.

"Reach the Shining River" is an urban crime drama about money, race, and class. Tense and full of memorable characters, it has the smell of a big river, the atmosphere of 1930s America, and a soundtrack that is pure jazz and blues.


“With the rhythm and cadence of the prose, echoing the blues soundtrack that underscored the whole book, Stevens easily achieved that balance between crime fiction and literary fiction due to his exceptional characterization and engaging prose.” —Raven Crime Reads

About the Author

Kevin Stevens is the author of two novels published by Simon & Schuster UK, "Song for Katya" and "The Rizzoli Contract," and of two children's books. "The Cops Are Robbers," his true crime account of New England's largest bank burglary, was made into an NBC Movie of the Week. Kevin lives in Dublin and Boston and writes about jazz and American politics for The Irish Times and other publications.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 702 KB
  • Print Length: 307 pages
  • Publisher: Betimes Books; 1 edition (24 April 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JYBISXM
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #494,193 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Amazon.com: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 reviews
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5.0 out of 5 starsAtmospheric, pacy crime novel - a great read
21 May 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
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5.0 out of 5 starsAn excellent crime novel with substance
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