He began his life as a slave. During the Civil War he escaped and lived among the Indians in the Oklahoma Territories. He learned to ride, shoot and track prey from his adopted people. When the war ended, he was recruited as one of the first black marshals in the history of the west.
On the heels of The Speed Chronicles (Sherman Alexie, William T. Vollmann, Megan Abbott, James Franco, Beth Lisick, etc.) and The Cocaine Chronicles (Lee Child, Laura Lippman, etc.) comes The Heroin Chronicles, a volume sure to frighten and delight. The literary styles are varied, as are the moral quandaries herein. Heroin has long been understood as the most "literary" of narcotics, and this collection will, for better and worse, have tremendous pop cultural appeal.
For years, writers and filmmakers have speculated about the possibility of the Earth being invaded by aliens from another planet. But what if the aliens have been watching us, infiltrating us via human collaborators or even surgically altering themselves to look human?
"The narrator is terrible"
Gary Phillips writes hard-hitting crime fiction that grabs listeners from start to finish. In The Warlord of Willow Ridge, O’Conner needs a place to hole up after an especially bloody job. Tooling his sputtering motorcycle into the suburban community of Willow Ridge, he expects to find a place of refuge. Instead, he tumbles headfirst into a world of desperate homeowners, gangs, and violence.
Gary Phillips has been published in The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Examiner, and Rap Pages magazine. High Hand introduces the unforgettable, six-foot tall Chainey (nobody calls her Martha), a former showgirl who transports under-the-table money for Las Vegas casinos. When masked shooters rob Chainey of seven million bucks, she's got three days to recover the money-or else.
Zelmont Raines has slid a long way since his ability to jook - to out maneuver his opponents on the field - made him a Super Bowl winning wide receiver, earning him lucrative endorsement deals and more than his share of female attention. But Zee hasn’t always been good at saying no, so a series of missteps involving drugs, a paternity suit or two, legal entanglements, shaky investments, and recurring injuries have virtually sidelined his career. But he has one last chance at the big time he dearly misses....
The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.
Author of the critically acclaimed Martha Chainey mystery series, Gary Phillips is a master at capturing the gritty reality of the streets. Bangers takes listeners to the crime infested L.A. neighborhood of Venice Heights, where an elite team of cops struggles to maintain order. They are on the right side of the law, yet these officers will bend or break any rule to bring gangsters down - but too much power leads to corruption and chaos.
Hard-bodied and street-wise former showgirl Martha Chainey, who first appeared in High Hand, gets caught in the neon madness of Las Vegas in this fresh mystery. Shots ring out during a heavyweight fight, and in the ensuing mayhem, someone steals five million bucks that used to belong to a casino owner. If Martha can track down the loot, there's a cool quarter million in it for her troubles.