August Snow #03: Dead Of Winter

August Snow #03: Dead Of Winter
Stephen Mack Jones
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A shadowy Detroit real estate billionaire. A ruthless fixer. A successful Mexicantown family business in their crosshairs. Gentrification has never been bloodier. A shadowy Detroit real estate billionaire. A ruthless fixer. A successful Mexicantown family business in their crosshairs. Gentrification has never been bloodier. Authentico Foods Inc. has been a part of Detroit' s Mexicantown for over thirty years, grown from a home kitchen business to a city-blocklong facility that supplies Mexican tortillas to restaurants throughout the Midwest. Detroit ex-cop and Mexicantown native August Snow has been invited for a business meeting at Authentico Foods. Its owner, Ronaldo Ochoa, is dying, and is being blackmailed into selling the company to an anonymous entity. Worried about his employees, Ochoa wants August to buy it. August has no interest in running a tortilla empire, but he does want to know who' s threatening his neighborhood. Quickly, his investigation takes a devastating turn and he and his loved ones find themselves ensnared in a dangerous net of ruthless billionaire developers. August Snow must fight not only for his life, but for the soul of Mexicantown itself.
Praise for the August Snow Novels AUGUST SNOW: WINNER OF THE NERO AWARD WINNER OF THE HAMMETT PRIZE FINALIST FOR THE SHAMUS AWARD LIVES LAID AWAY: A NATIONAL BESTSELLER SHORTLISTED FOR THE CRIME WRITERS' ASSOCIATION STEEL DAGGER "Has echoes of Raymond Chandler' s banter and bursts of Dashiell Hammett' s violence, with a tip of the porkpie hat to Walter Mosley. " -The Wall Street Journal "Jones, a Detroit-area poet and playwright brings the city, its environs, and its eateries to vital life in a mystery coiled around the contemporary crime du jour of cyber-finance meddling. " -The Boston Globe "[A] gung-ho protagonist . . . cleaning up his beat-up neighborhood in Mexicantown. " -The New York Times Book Review
Stephen Mack Jones is a published poet, an award-winning playwright, and a recipient of the prestigious Hammett Prize, Nero Award, and the Kresge Arts in Detroit Literary Fellowship. He was born in Lansing, Michigan, and currently lives in the suburbs of Detroit. Dead of Winter is his third novel.