Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To download from the iTunes Store, get iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

It's Not a Pretty Sight

This book is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device, and with iTunes on your computer. Books can be read with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.


When his ex-fiancée is murdered, Gunner vows to take vengeance on Los AngelesFor more than a decade, private detective Aaron Gunner has regretted letting Nina Hillman go. They met on a city bus while he was on his way to the Los Angeles Coliseum for a football game, and by the time they were through talking he had long since missed kickoff. He proposed to her quickly, only to get cold feet and cancel the wedding. After less than a year, she married another man. Eleven years later, Gunner is still alone, and Nina’s house is a crime scene. The homicide detectives tell Gunner that Nina’s husband has been abusing her for years. They assume that today he simply went too far. As he seeks justice for his long-lost love, Gunner uncovers a citywide chain of domestic abuse that he could have saved Nina from, had he been man enough to marry her. It’s too late to protect her now. Revenge will have to do.“First rate.” —The Washington Post Book World “Giving Gunner a searing anger at those who show disrespect for and mistreat others, Haywood surrounds his detective with a vibrant cast of minor characters, all of whom leave strong impressions.” —Publishers Weekly “Compelling.” —Entertainment WeeklyGar Anthony Haywood (b. 1954) is the Shamus Award–winning author of the Aaron Gunner mysteries. Born in Los Angeles, he spent over a decade as a computer technician before first publishing fiction in the 1980s. Influenced by a love for the Los Angeles mysteries of Ross Macdonald, he wrote Fear of the Dark (1987), winning the Shamus Award for best first novel and introducing the tough-nosed Los Angeles detective Aaron Gunner. Haywood continued the Gunner series through the bestselling All the Lucky Ones Are Dead (2000), and in between Gunner novels produced the two-book Loudermilk pair of seriocomic mysteries. Haywood also wrote two stand-alone thrillers, Man Eater (2003) and Firecracker (2004), under the pseudonym Ray Shannon, finding critical acclaim for both. He has written for newspapers and television, including an adaptation of the Dennis Rodman autobiography, Bad as I Wanna Be. His most recent novels are Cemetery Road (2010) and Assume Nothing (2011).

From Publishers Weekly

Sep 02, 1996 – Aaron Gunner, one of a growing number of notable fictional black sleuths including Easy Rawlins, Marti MacAlister and Blanche White, drives the meanest streets of South-Central L.A. in a bright red Cobra. The fourth Gunner mystery, and the first since 1993's You Can Die Trying, finds the PI trying to cope with the murder of a former girlfriend caught in an abusive relationship while he does a bit of skip-tracing for Best Way Electronics owner Roman Goody. Finding the skip suspect brings more trouble and pain than he--or his client--bargained for. And searching for Nina Pearson's killer leads him to a sequence of victims' stories that are as ugly as the title promises. He finds these stories at Sisterhood House, a shelter where Nina stayed; at the law firm that fired her; at the studio of a photographer documenting the lives of abused women. Giving Gunner a searing anger at those who show disrespect for and mistreat others, Haywood surrounds his detective with a vibrant cast of minor characters, all of whom leave strong impressions.
It's Not a Pretty Sight
View in iTunes
  • $7.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Mysteries & Thrillers
  • Published: Apr 17, 2012
  • Publisher: Road
  • Seller: OpenRoad Integrated Media, LLC
  • Print Length: 246 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

Customer Ratings

We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this book.