By Steve Monroe
Dateline Chicago, 1946: coverage, the unlawful lottery, makes thousands of greenbacks for racketeers in Chicago's black group. however the numbers don't upload up while kingpin Ed Jones is abducted. Who grabbed him? The mob? one other coverage wheel operator? And why?
Gus Carson, global warfare II veteran, a survivor of the sinking of his send within the Pacific. A Chicago cop, he's suspended for a overdue evening taking pictures at a brothel. input filthy rich politico Arvis Hypoole. He hires Gus to discover Jones. The caveat: He's received one week to do it. The problem: Everyone's searching for Jones and such a lot don't are looking to locate him alive.
writer Steve Monroe deals one other slice of underworld lifestyles advised via fact-based fiction. And his protagonist, Carson, is the conduit to the intrigue. Haunted and violent, he staves off strain with a wisecrack or a troublesome move to the jaw. He navigates via a global of playing, nightlife, shady politics and homicide, all of the whereas looking even more than the abduction sufferer. He's looking redemption. and there's just one time and one urban during which he can locate it: '46, Chicago.
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'46, Chicago (Chicago, Book 2) by Steve Monroe