Sunday, 8 May 2011
Giveaway! 'Low Town' (Daniel Polansky)
In the forgotten back alleys and flophouses that lie in the shadows of Rigus, the finest city of the Thirteen Lands, you will find Low Town. It is an ugly place, and its champion is an ugly man. Disgraced intelligence agent. Forgotten war hero. Independent drug dealer. After a fall from grace five years ago, a man known as the Warden leads a life of crime, addicted to cheap violence and expensive drugs. Every day is a constant hustle to find new customers and protect his turf from low-life competition like Tancred the Harelip and Ling Chi, the enigmatic crime lord of the heathens.
The Warden’s life of drugged iniquity is shaken by his discovery of a murdered child down a dead-end street . . . setting him on a collision course with the life he left behind. As a former agent with Black House—the secret police—he knows better than anyone that murder in Low Town is an everyday thing, the kind of crime that doesn’t get investigated. To protect his home, he will take part in a dangerous game of deception between underworld bosses and the psychotic head of Black House, but the truth is far darker than he imagines. In Low Town, no one can be trusted.
Sounds good doesn't it? 'Low Town' won't be published until August but I have an advance copy so will hopefully be able to tell you all what I think of the book very soon. In the meantime...
DoubleDay Books have very kindly offered ten advance copies of 'Low Town' to give away here on the blog. It would have been rude of me to say no so that's what we're all about today! I'm afraid this competition is only open to US residents though, sorry about that everyone else...
Entering is as simple as ever. Just drop me an email (address at the top right hand side of the screen) telling me who you are and what your postal address is. The subject header needs to be 'Low Town'. That's all you need to do! I'll do everything else.
I'll let this one run until the 15th of May and will aim to announce the winners as soon as possible afterwards.