By Steve Monroe
Dateline Chicago, 1946: coverage, the unlawful lottery, makes hundreds of thousands of bucks for racketeers in Chicago's black neighborhood. however the numbers don't upload up whilst kingpin Ed Jones is abducted. Who grabbed him? The mob? one other coverage wheel operator? And why?
Gus Carson, global struggle II veteran, a survivor of the sinking of his send within the Pacific. A Chicago cop, he's suspended for a past due evening taking pictures at a brothel. input prosperous politico Arvis Hypoole. He hires Gus to discover Jones. The caveat: He's obtained one week to do it. The problem: Everyone's searching for Jones and so much don't are looking to locate him alive.
writer Steve Monroe deals one other slice of underworld lifestyles instructed 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 pass to the jaw. He navigates via an international of playing, nightlife, shady politics and homicide, the entire whereas looking even more than the abduction sufferer. He's looking redemption. and there's just one time and one urban within which he can locate it: '46, Chicago.
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