Low Town

Low Town

A Novel

Book - 2011
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In the forgotten back alleys and flophouses that lie in the shadows of Rigus, the finest city of the Thirteen Lands, is Low Town. It is an ugly place, and its champion is an ugly man. Disgraced intelligence agent. Forgotten war hero. Independent drug dealer. After a fall from grace five years ago, a man known as the Warden leads a life of crime, addicted to cheap violence and expensive drugs. Every day is a constant hustle to find new customers and protect his turf from low-life competition. The Warden's life of drugged iniquity is shaken by his discovery of a murdered child down a dead-end street, setting him on a collision course with the life he left behind. As a former agent with Black House--the secret police--he knows better than anyone that murder in Low Town is an everyday thing, the kind of crime that doesn't get investigated. To protect his home, he will take part in a dangerous game of deception between underworld bosses and the psychotic head of Black House, but the truth is far darker than he imagines.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780385534468
0385534469
Characteristics: viii, 341 p. ; 24 cm

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lykinsj
Mar 24, 2015

Gritty low fantasy noir tale about a drug dealing former cop hunting child killers while avoiding wary crime bosses, evil-doing nobles and angry secret police. Pretty good, but nothing new.

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TonyTucci
Dec 08, 2011

I suppose if you are into this sort of thing, as evidently the person below is, then you might like this book. I, however, could not even finish it. I read a hundred pages, and the author failed to engage me, advance the narrative sufficiently to get my attention, or create any characters I cared about. For a first novel, it's pretty weak.

GManBruce Nov 29, 2011

Apocolyptic - check! Obscure - check! Violent - check! Bad-ass good guy - check! If it weren't for science, this is how we would be living.

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