"When all is said and done, Dark End sheds light on the underbelly of politics, racism and the junking of American culture. Atkins is an astute observer of life as well as a singular voice in fiction."USA Today
"Ace Atkins writes like a crime beat reporter jacked on passion and ambition."George Pelecanos
"One of best crime writers at work today."Michael Connelly
The plan is simple. All Nick Travers, a former professional football player turned professor, has to do is drive up Highway 61 from New Orleans to Memphis and track down the lost brother of one of his best friends. But, as Travers knows, these simple jobs seldom turn out smoothly.
This new edition features:
- New foreword by Robert Gordon (Can't Be Satisfied: The Life and Times of Muddy Waters)
- New afterword by Ace Atkins
Ace Atkins, a former journalist, has written eight novels. His writing career began at age twenty-eight when the first of four Nick Travers novels was published in 1998. In 2001 he earned a Pulitzer Prize nomination for his investigation into a 1950s murder that inspired his 2006 novel White Shadow. He followed with three more true-crime novels, including Infamous (Putnam, 2010). His original short story "Last Fair Deal Gone Down" (in Busted Flush Press' 2009 reprint of Crossroad Blues) was nominated for the Edgar Award. Atkins lives on a historic farm outside Oxford, Mississippi, with his family.