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Thomas Mullen

Biography

Thomas Mullen

Thomas Mullen is the author of DARKTOWN and THE LAST TOWN ON EARTH --- which was named Best Debut Novel of 2006 by USA TODAY and was awarded the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for excellence in historical fiction --- THE MANY DEATHS OF THE FIREFLY BROTHERS and THE REVISIONISTS. His works have been named to year’s best lists by the Chicago Tribune, USA TODAY, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the A.V. Club, The San Diego Union-Times, Paste, Cleveland's Plain-Dealer and Amazon. His stories and essays have been published in Grantland, Paste and the Huffington Post, and his Atlanta Magazine true crime story about a novelist/con man won the City and Regional Magazine Award for Best Feature. He lives in Atlanta with his wife and sons.

Thomas Mullen

Books by Thomas Mullen

by Thomas Mullen - Fiction, Mystery, Suspense

Officer Denny Rakestraw and “Negro Officers” Lucius Boggs and Tommy Smith have their hands full in an overcrowded and rapidly changing Atlanta. It’s 1950 and racial tensions are simmering as black families, including Smith’s sister, begin moving into formerly all-white neighborhoods. When Rake’s brother-in-law launches a scheme to rally the Ku Klux Klan to “save” their neighborhood, his efforts spiral out of control, forcing Rake to choose between loyalty to family or the law. Across town, Boggs and Smith try to shut down the supply of white lightning and drugs into their territory. Battling corrupt cops and ex-cons, Nazi brown shirts and rogue Klansmen, the officers are drawn closer to the fires that threaten to consume the city once again.

by Thomas Mullen - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Responding to orders from on high, the Atlanta Police Department is forced to hire its first black officers, including war veterans Lucius Boggs and Tommy Smith. The newly minted policemen are met with deep hostility by their white peers. When a black woman who was last seen in a car driven by a white man turns up dead, Boggs and Smith suspect that white cops are behind it. Their investigation sets them up against a brutal cop, Dunlow, who has long run the neighborhood as his own, and his partner, Rakestraw, a young progressive who may or may not be willing to make allies across color lines.

by Thomas Mullen - Fiction, Science Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Zed is an agent from the future, a time when the world's problems have been solved. His mission is to keep it that way. Even if it means ensuring every cataclysm throughout history runs its course --- especially The Great Conflagration, an imminent disaster in our own time that Zed has been ordered to protect at all costs.