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Green Sun – One of the unsung legends of crime fiction (Chicago Tribune) Kent Anderson returns after two decades with this dazzling novel about justice character and fate set against the backdrop of an American city at war with itself. Oakland California 1983: a city churning with violent crime and racial conflict. Officer Hanson a Vietnam veteran has abandoned academia for the life-and-death clarity of police work a way to live with the demons that followed him home from the war. But Hanson knows that justice requires more than simply enforcing the penal code. He believes in bing a part of the community he serves — which is why unlike most officers he chooses to live in the same town where he works. This strategy serves him well . . . to a point. He forges a precarious friendship with Felix Maxwell the drug king of East Oakland based on their shared sense of fairness and honor. He falls in love with Libya the moment he sees her a confident and outspoken black woman. He is befriended by Weegee a streetwise eleven-year-old who is primed to be a dope dealer. Every day every shift tests a cops boundaries between the man he wants to be and the officer of the law hes required to be. At last an off-duty shooting forces Hanson to finally face who he is and which side of the law he belongs on. Green Sun – by Kent Anderson (Paperback)