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  • Published: 18 February 2016
  • ISBN: 9781473540729
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

One To Count Cadence

The powerful debut from one of the legends of twentieth-century fiction, loved by Michael Connelly, Dennis Lehane and George Pelecanos.

'Crumley writes like an angel on speed' Time Out

Clark Air Force Base, the Philippines. 1962. Sergeant Jacob 'Slag' Krummel, wannabe scholar now warrior, is posted to the base to take command of the 721st Communication Security Detachment, perhaps the least committed band of drunken, rebellious and bored soldiers in the US Air Force. With the Vietnam War looming large in their minds, they cannot escape war, fear and the truth about America, overturning the lies they've been told about their homeland.
First published in 1969, this is the debut that launched the career of one of the greatest writers of his generation. Crumley's timeless classic is a stunning exploration of the effects of war, told with his trademark razor-sharp dialogue, dark humour, relentless pace and remarkable set pieces.

  • Published: 18 February 2016
  • ISBN: 9781473540729
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

About the author

James Crumley

James Crumley was born in Three Rivers, Texas and spent most of his childhood in South Texas. He served three years in the US Army before teaching at University of Texas at El Paso, University of Montana and University of Arkansas. He passed away in 2008.

His private eye novels featuring Milo Milodragovitch and C. W. Sughrue are regarded as masterpieces of contemporary crime fiction, praised by Dennis Lehane, Ian Rankin and George Pelecanos. He was awarded the Dashiell Hammett Award for Best Literary Crime Novel and the CWA Silver Dagger Award.

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Praise for One To Count Cadence

A dark, intense and deeply felt novel


A brawling romantic novel about the hell of war, the value of friendship, the difficulties of loving and how to be a man despite it all

Washington Post

A stunning narrative talent

New York Times

Top notch...an imaginative narrative sense, chaotic and even manic, but violently dramatic...excitingly new

Los Angeles Times

A gutting, eloquent first novel with an insistence you won't, you just can't evade


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