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The Resource Darkness the Color of Snow

Darkness the Color of Snow

Label
Darkness the Color of Snow
Title
Darkness the Color of Snow
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Cobb
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"What happened is what happened, and the effects of it rippled out continuously. How could you stop the rippling of water?"Out on a rural highway on a freezing night, Patrolman Ronny Forbert sits in his ten-year-old Crown Victoria cruiser trying to keep warm and make time pass until his shift ends. Then a familiar beater Jeep Cherokee comes speeding over a hill, forcing the rookie cop to chase after it. The driver is his old-friend-turned-nemesis, Matt Laferiere, the rogue son of a man as beaten down as the town itself.Within minutes, what begins as a clear-cut arrest for drunk driving spirals into a heated struggle between two young men with a troubled past and ends in a fatal hit and run on an icy stretch of blacktop. The only witnesses are Officer Forbert and Laferiere's three drinking buddies inside the Jeep.As the news spreads around Lydell, a small upstate burg near the state line, Police Chief Gordy Hawkins is certain that Ronny Forbert followed the rules, at least most of them, and he's willing to stand by the young cop. Finding the driver of the car that hit Laferiere, the judicious police chief tries to keep the situation from escalating dangerously out of control. But in a town like Lydell, where jobs are scarce and everyone is hurting, a few people—some manipulative, some just plain greedy—see opportunity in the tragedy.Over the course of six days, as uneasy relationships, dark secrets, damning lies, and old grievances reveal themselves, the people of this small, tightly woven community decide that a crime must have been committed, and that someone—Officer Ronny Forbert—must pay a price, a decision that will hold devastating consequences for them all.Evocative, atmospheric, and powerful, Darkness the Color of Snow is a portrait of decency and desperation, ambition and pragmatism, heated passion and cool calculation—of ordinary American lives
Summary
"Like No Country for Old Men and Snow Falling on Cedars, an atmospheric psychological thriller in which a young cop involved in a hit-and-run death becomes the focal point for a community's grief and determination to place blame"--
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10431017
Cataloging source
DLC
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1947-
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Cobb, Thomas
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Literary Fiction
  • Psychological Fiction
  • Crime & Thriller
Target audience
adult
Label
Darkness the Color of Snow
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Control code
BORROWBOX:HUS_131896
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062391278
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Darkness the Color of Snow
Control code
BORROWBOX:HUS_131896
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062391278
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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