By Steve Monroe
Dateline Chicago, 1946: coverage, the unlawful lottery, makes hundreds of 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 battle II veteran, a survivor of the sinking of his send within the Pacific. A Chicago cop, he's suspended for a overdue evening capturing at a brothel. input filthy rich politico Arvis Hypoole. He hires Gus to discover Jones. The caveat: He's bought one week to do it. The problem: Everyone's trying to find Jones and such a lot don't are looking to locate him alive.
writer Steve Monroe deals one other slice of underworld existence 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 go to the jaw. He navigates via a global 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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H au nted by the memory of the recent French Revolution. Obsessed by hatred of his m other, Catherine II, who conspired in the deposition and, possibly, m u rd e r of his presum ed father, Peter III, also mad, in 1762, upon which she had h e rself crow ned Em press o f Russia, delaying Paul’s accession by thirty-four years. Assassinated in a palace revolution in his “im p reg nable” St. Petersburg castle, after a five-year rule of arbitrary te rro r a n d m easures aim ed chiefly at reversing C atherine’s policies and erad icating the memory of her favorite, Potemkin.
T hen the h a n d was flung back again, and the Aide-de-Camp quickly and silently picked up a pen from the desk, dipped it into the inkwell, shook it, and lightly placed it in the waiting hand, smearing himself with ink. All this was p er form ed in an instant. Soon the signed sheet flew back. In that m anner the Aide-de-Camp handed the E m peror all the sheets, and, signed or merely read, they flew back at him one after the other. He was beginning to grow accustomed to it, and to hope that all would yet be well, when the Emperor ju m p e d off his elevated seat.
However, the Em p e ro r’s order had to be carried out. And yet it could not be carried out because Second Lieutenant Nants was no t to be found anywhere in the regiment. The C om m ander tho ug ht of consulting Baron Arakcheyev, b ut immediately ab an d o n ed the idea. Baron Arakcheyev lived in Gatchina, and the out come was doubtful anyway. And, since one always turns to kin when in trouble, the C om m ander quickly accounted himself related to His Majesty’s Aide-de-Camp, Sablukov, and gal loped off to Pavlovskoye.
'46, Chicago (Chicago, Book 2) by Steve Monroe