Thursday, April 26, 2018

What is Alex Grecian reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Alex Grecian, author of The Saint of Wolves and Butchers.

His entry begins:
I’m always reading several books at once, and I split my time between fiction and nonfiction. The books I read for pleasure travel from the table next to the couch, to the table next to my bed, and to all points between.

Right now I’m finishing up All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of The Wire, an oral history by Jonathan Abrams. I’m a fan of the show, of course, but also of David Simon’s books, and I picked this up hoping to get a little insight into his working process. There isn’t enough of that here, and there’s less time spent talking about the writer’s room than I might have liked, but there are still great nuggets of information sprinkled throughout, and short interviews with the outstanding writers involved in The Wire, including Dennis Lehane, George Pelecanos, and...[read on]
About The Saint of Wolves and Butchers, from the publisher:
From the bestselling author of The Yard comes a chilling contemporary thriller about an enigmatic hunter on the trail of a Nazi who has secretly continued his devilish work here in America.

Travis Roan and his dog, Bear, are hunters: They travel the world pursuing evildoers in order to bring them to justice. They have now come to Kansas on the trail of Rudolph Bormann, a Nazi doctor and concentration camp administrator who snuck into the U.S. under the name Rudy Goodman in the 1950s and has at last been identified. Travis quickly learns that Goodman has powerful friends who will go to any length to protect the Nazi; what he doesn’t know is that Goodman has furtively continued his diabolical work, amassing a congregation of followers who believe he possesses Godlike powers. Caught between these men is Kansas State Trooper Skottie Foster, an African American woman and a good cop who must find a way to keep peace in her district–until she realizes the struggle between Roan and Bormann will put her and her family in grave peril.
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