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Days of Rage (Smokey Dalton #6)

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It's 1969 and the city of Chicago is in turmoil. The celebrity trial of the Chicago Eight---charged with inciting a riot at the 1968 Democratic National Convention---has begun. Protests abound over the trial and the conflict has caught the attention of everyone from the Black Panthers to city gangs to local trade unions.

Meanwhile, African-American P.I. Smokey Dalton and h
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published March 7th 2006 by St. Martin's Press
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Kathleen Hagen
Days of Rage, by Kris Nelscott, a-minus, Narrated by Mirron Willis, Produced by Audible Inc. and downloaded from

In this, the sixth book, it is 1969 and Chicago is now involved in the trial of the Chicago 7. There are riots from all kinds of groups, including The Weathermen, more police all over town and FBI agents. Smokey must be more careful than usual to keep himself and Jimmy under the radar. He is still inspecting buildings for Laura as she cleans up the slum lord mess her fathe
Evan Phillips
Nov 29, 2015 Evan Phillips rated it liked it
Days of Rage by Kris Nelscott is a great novel for those who crave a bit of mystery.The main character, Smokey Dalton, is a mysterious character himself. He inspects buildings for his friend and sometimes girlfriend Laura.While Smokey is inspecting a building that was owned by Laura deceased father, Smokey finds dead bodies. Laura's father was not the best man in his day so I recommend reading the previous books in the series first before getting to this one.This is something i did not do so i w ...more
Days of Rage kicks off in Chicago during 1969, a time of high tension (the Chicago Eight were on trial then). So, Smokey Dalton, being a large and noticeable black man, has to be extra careful in his movements. But, problems have a way of finding Smokey. While doing a routine building evaluation, Smokey stumbles across some bodies behind a brick wall in a basement. This find starts Smokey on an investigation that links early 1900s Chicago gang activity to present day police corruption. This stor ...more
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Jan 15, 2016 Katie Sunsdahl rated it really liked it
a little intense at times, good read.
Chi Dubinski
Feb 12, 2013 Chi Dubinski rated it it was amazing
Laura Hathaway, a white businesswoman and sometimes romantic interest of Smokey Dalton, hires him to investigate an empty house bought by her crooked father years ago. Smokey discovers many bodies bricked up inside the house, and brings in Wayne LeDoux, a criminalist, and Tim Minton, an undertaker, to assist. The appeal of this series is the strong backdrop of racial and social tensions in the 1960s. “Days of rage” is set in 1969 during the trial of the Chicago Eight, and is the sixth book in th ...more
Nov 12, 2012 Mary rated it it was ok
The weather is super gloomy and so is this book. I remember the historical events told here and I realize that people of color lived in danger and fear for centuries. So this book is told with no redeeming glints of humor or hope. Maybe I would like it better if I had read it in the summer.
This was my second time through Days of Rage, this time in audiobook format.
Excellent! More Smokey Dalton please.
Dec 17, 2009 Barbara rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who likes detective mysteries
Kris Nelscott is an Oregon writer. I love her stories....Start with A DANGEROUS ROAD, which surrounds the assassination of Dr. King. Great characters. Historically interesting. I like these better than Mosley or Chandler.
Aug 05, 2008 David rated it it was amazing
the Chicago Eight trial in 1969, the Weatherman "Days of
Rage"...and a 1919 riot.
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Kristine Kathryn Rusch is an award-winning mystery, romance, science fiction, and fantasy writer. She has written many novels under various names, including Kristine Grayson for romance, and Kris Nelscott for mystery. Her novels have made the bestseller lists--even in London--and have been published in 14 countries and 13 different languages.

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