By Steve Monroe
Dateline Chicago, 1946: coverage, the unlawful lottery, makes thousands of bucks for racketeers in Chicago's black group. 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 overdue evening taking pictures at a brothel. input prosperous politico Arvis Hypoole. He hires Gus to discover Jones. The caveat: He's acquired 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 bargains one other slice of underworld lifestyles informed 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 difficult 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 during which he can locate it: '46, Chicago.
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'46, Chicago (Chicago, Book 2) by Steve Monroe