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From the creator, writer, and executive producer of the HBO series True Detective and soon to be a major motion picture comes a dark and visceral novel set along the wastelands of Galveston.

Full Synopsis
On the same day that Roy Cady is diagnosed with a terminal illness, he senses that his boss, a dangerous loan-sharking bar-owner, wants him dead. Roy is alert to the possibility that a routine assignment could be a deathtrap. Yet what the would-be killers do to Roy Cady is not the same as what he does to them, and after a smoking spasm of violence, they are mostly dead and he is mostly alive.

Before Roy makes his getaway, he realizes there are two women in the apartment, one of them still breathing, and he sees something in her frightened, defiant eyes that causes a fateful decision. He takes her with him as he goes on the run from New Orleans to Galveston, Texas—an action as ill-advised as it is inescapable. The girl's name is Rocky, and she is too young, too tough, too sexy—and far too much trouble. Roy, Rocky, and her sister hide in the battered seascape of Galveston's country-western bars and seedy hotels, a world of treacherous drifters, pickup trucks, and ashed-out hopes.

Recalling the moody violence of the early novels of Cormac McCarthy and Denis Johnson, this powerful, potent, and atmospheric thriller is impossible to put down.

"Impressive.... Pizzolatto's insightful portrayal of the heroic Roy...is rough and tumble real." ---Publishers Weekly Starred Review

"A taut first novel suffused with a strong noir sensibility." ---Booklist

"Galveston is a roman noir to its scuffed boot heels. If there's a guiding principle that whispers in the ear of every reader of great noir, it's this: Things will not end well." ---Dennis Lehane, The New York Times

"[An] intelligent and nuanced performance." ---AudioFile
Publishers Weekly Review

Soon to be A Major Motion Picture
From the Creator of the hit HBO Series
True Detective

Galveston

A Novel

Author Nic Pizzolatto

Narrated by Michael Kramer

Publication date Jun 22, 2010

Running time 8 hrs

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