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Publisher's Summary

From the creator of the hit HBO series True Detective comes a powerful, gleaming-dark thriller rich with Southern atmosphere.
Roy Cady is by his own admission 'a bad man'. With a snow flurry of cancer in his lungs and no one to live for, he's a walking time-bomb of violence. Following a fling with his boss' lover, he's sent on a routine assignment he knows is a death trap. Yet after a smoking spasm of violence, Roy's would-be killers are mostly dead and he is mostly alive.
Before Roy makes his getaway, he finds a beaten-up woman in the apartment, and sees something in her frightened, defiant eyes that causes a crucial decision. He takes her with him on the run from New Orleans to Galveston, Texas, permanently entwining their fate along a highway of seedy bars and fleabag hotels, a world of treacherous drifters, pick-up trucks, and ashed-out hopes, with death just a car-length behind.
Nic Pizzolatto's highly acclaimed, Edgar Award-nominated thriller announces the arrival of a major new talent for fans of Dennis Lehane, James Lee Burke, and Breaking Bad.
©2010 Nic Pizzolatto (P)2010 Tantor Media Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"Galveston is an assured debut full of hard truths, a throwback novel that ends up shouldering the noir genre forward" ( Chuck Hogan)
"A carefully crafted work shrouded in dark Southern landscapes" ( Time Out Chicago)
"An often incandescent fever dream of low-rent, unbearable beauty , Galveston," in its authenticity and fearless humanism, recalls only the finest examples of the form" ( The New York Times)
"There are resonances of the great James Lee Burke in the elegance Pizzolatto brings to his heart-wrenching story that makes it unforgettable" ( Daily Mail)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Judi G on 10-04-14

very good

very hard core, but nothing cheezy which I really appreciated. It's a gripping story and I really enjoyed the narration.

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5 out of 5 stars
By POS on 01-23-16

Great Listening to

Michael Kramer did a very good job narrating the book. It was a great first novel for Nic Pizzolatto.

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