From the author of the "Ivan Monk" detective novels comes a riveting original graphic novel about violence and race in modern society.COWBOYS revolves around a racially motivated police shooting of Deke Kotto, a young African American man, by Tim Brady, a white undercover cop, inside a swanky club frequented by hip-hop stars, gangsters, Hollywood celebs and the drug kingpins that finance the whole operation. But the victim is actually an undercover officer on the trail of the gangsters, caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.
The murder mystery thickens as bounty hunters, crooked cops and mobsters continue the hunt for a pro basketball player accused of murder. But after an encounter with a pair of ruthless thugs, will Hollis even be alive to act on this new lead?
Nate Hollis has finally found his missing basketball star, Theophus Burnett. However, they don't call Burnett "the Magician" on the court for nothing, and soon Burnett is back on the lam and Hollis is back on his case. But Hollis isn't the only one after him. So will the wanted hoopster live to tell his side of the story?
Noted crime-novelist/comic writer Gary Phillips (Shotcallerz, Midnite Mover) and artist Shawn Martinbrough (THE LOSERS, DETECTIVE COMICS) deliver ANGELTOWN, a gritty 5-issue mystery set in the sun-drenched mean streets and shadowed suites of Los Angeles.
The search for Theophus "The Magician" Burnett heats up in the third issue of this new miniseries as beautiful bounty hunter Irma Deuce uncovers a major lead in the case. Somehow, Nate Hollis manages to stay one step ahead of the competition — but where Nate goes, trouble always seems to follow.
With all the key players in place and the clock ticking, it's now up to Nate Hollis to make sure "The Magician" will live to see tomorrow. But with hit men and a bounty hunter watching his every move, will the 'baller get to tell his side of the story? It all goes down in the shocking conclusion of the 5-issue miniseries!