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Austin, Texas, 1988, in the blistering heat of a six-month summer.

A psychotic killer
A high society call girl
A gruesome murder
A beautiful widow
An elite circle of power brokers
And a shot at the presidency.

Detective Dan Reles has six days to sort them out before it's too late...

A refugee from the Elmira, New York mob, Dan Reles escaped to Texas at 15. Today he's an Austin homicide detective—the squad's only Yankee and its only Jew. Still reeling from his partner's death, Dan tracks the brutal murder of a young prostitute and the violent cover-up that follows. What he uncovers behind the sordid street crimes is an insidious, bloody trail of financial intrigue that winds all the way up to a power greater than the Mafia: the Texas Elite—wealthy, ambitious, government sanctioned. And twice as deadly.

From crack houses to the state capitol, Michael Simon's explosive debut novel does for 1980s Austin what James Ellroy did for 1950s Los Angeles. And after one taste of Dirty Sally, noir fans will be hungry for more.

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