Zero Avenue: A Crime Novel by Dietrich KalteisZero Avenue: A Crime Novel by Dietrich Kalteis

Zero Avenue: A Crime Novel

byDietrich Kalteis

Paperback | October 3, 2017

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"If you like your crime hard and fast, Kalteis is for you." - The Globe and Mail

Set to the cranking beat and amphetamine buzz of Vancouver''s early punk scene, Zero Avenue follows Frankie Del Rey, a talented and rising punk star who runs just enough dope on the side to pay the bills and keep her band, Middle Finger, together. The trouble is she''s running it for Marty Sayles, a powerful drug dealer who controls the Eastside with a fist.

When Frankie strikes up a relationship with Johnny Falco, the owner of one of the only Vancouver clubs willing to give punk a chance, she finds out he''s having his own money problems just keeping Falco''s Nest open. Desperate to keep his club, Johnny raids one of the pot fields Marty Sayles has growing out past Surrey, along Zero Avenue on the U.S. border. He gets away with a pickup load and pays back everybody he owes. Arnie Binz, bass player for Middle Finger, finds out about it and decides that was easy enough. But he gets caught by Marty''s crew.

Johnny and Frankie set out to find the missing Arnie, but Marty Sayles is pissed and looking for who ripped off his other field - a trail that leads to Johnny and Frankie.

Dietrich Kalteis''s debut novel Ride the Lightning won an Independent Publishers Award and was hailed as one of the best Vancouver crime novels. More than 40 of his short stories have been published internationally. He lives with his family in Vancouver, B.C.
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Title:Zero Avenue: A Crime NovelFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:232 pages, 7.75 X 5 X 0.68 inShipping dimensions:232 pages, 7.75 X 5 X 0.68 inPublished:October 3, 2017Publisher:ECW PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1770413650

ISBN - 13:9781770413658

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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