By Daniel Polansky
Drug purchasers, hustlers, brothels, soiled politics, corrupt police officers . . . and sorcery. Welcome to Low city.
In the forgotten again alleys and flophouses that lie within the shadows of Rigus, the best urban of the 13 Lands, you'll find Low city. it truly is an unpleasant position, and its champion is an unpleasant guy. Disgraced intelligence agent. Forgotten battle hero. self reliant drug broker. After a fall from grace 5 years in the past, a guy referred to as the Warden leads a lifetime of crime, hooked on reasonable violence and dear medications. on a daily basis is a continuing hustle to discover new shoppers and safeguard his turf from low-life pageant like Tancred the Harelip and Ling Chi, the enigmatic crime lord of the heathens.
The Warden’s lifetime of drugged iniquity is shaken via his discovery of a murdered baby down a dead-end highway . . . setting him on a collision path with the existence he left in the back of. As a former agent with Black House—the mystery police—he understands higher than a person that homicide in Low city is a regular factor, the type of crime that doesn’t get investigated. to guard his domestic, he'll participate in a perilous video game of deception among underworld bosses and the psychotic head of Black condo, however the fact is much darker than he imagines. In Low city, nobody could be relied on.
Daniel Polansky has crafted an exciting novel steeped in noir sensibilities and incessant motion, and set in an unique international of gorgeous mind's eye, resulting in a gut-wrenching, unforeseeable end. Low Town is an attention grabbing debut that would depart readers riveted . . . and hungry for more.
From the Hardcover edition.