Oakland, 1982: one good cop against the world. GREEN SUN is the long-awaited third novel from cult author Kent Anderson.
The acclaimed author of NIGHT DOGS and SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL returns with a blistering new novel.
'Green Sun tells the unvarnished truth about what it is to be a cop in modern day America. I can give a suspense novel no higher compliment' James Patterson
Hanson thought he had witnessed the worst of humanity after a tour of duty in Vietnam and a stint as a cop in Oregon. Then he moves to Oakland, California to join the under-funded, understaffed police department.
Hanson chooses to live - alone - in the precinct that he patrols; he, unlike the rest of the white officers, takes seriously his duty to serve and protect the black community of East Oakland.
He will encounter prejudice and hate on both sides of the line... and struggle to keep true to himself against powerful opposition and personal danger.
GREEN SUN is a raw, unflinching novel about America's divided cities and one man's divided soul.
Every so often, you come across a crime novel that flat-out blows you away and restores your faith in the entire genre. Night Dogs... is one of those books. I think it's the best novel I've read, period, in the last couple of years - George Pelecanos
The most powerful cop novel ever written - Mark Billingham
The best cop novel I have ever read. There's never been anything like it. - James Crumley
Fiercely authentic and deeply disturbing...Extraordinary - Los Angeles Times