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BOOK REVIEW: Attica Locke’s debut is good summer read

Published 06/20/2009

The story is set in 1981, after the crippling Arab oil embargo of the 1970s and the resulting boom of Houston’s petroleum industry. At a time of growth and prosperity, Porter is exceedingly paranoid. Weary of the police, he keeps three guns nearby, including an unregistered .22 under his pillow.

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