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Red and Lowring
Standing with one foot in the grave, the aging sleuth, Leo Westmacott, has returned from his inconspicuous retirement to resume his crusade against crime. With his secretary, Rachel Slaytor, and the loyal Pattrick Clayton at his side, the criminal underworld of the city of Philadelphia is up against a formidable team.
As the twenties roar into life and America is being offered a return to "normalcy," the Red Scare is dying out fast, and Socialist revolutionaries are fighting a losing battle. But in the hearts of the more ardent Reds, there's a fire still burning with threatening heat.
It's a chess game one moment and a violent murder the next for Leo Westmacott and his assistants. When the district-attorney personally brings him the case of an innocent man's supposedly spurious lynching, Leo accepts, putting Pattrick and Rachel's skills to the test-and straining even his own.
As the trio begin to stir up the embers of a murder case, things get even hotter. The Socialist anarchists grow more desperate by the day. The sky's the limit for the schemes they will resort to. Soon the case becomes deeply embroiled with a looming Red coup d'etat nobody saw coming.
While the threat of Socialist anarchy grows bigger every moment, Leo's assistants can't afford to get distracted. The fires of political intrigue, deception, and love burn around them at every turn, and at the heart of it all, there's a ruthless killer on the loose who may be much nearer, and far more dangerous, than they realize.
Caleb Peiffer, author of The Second Death, brings his cast of lovable characters back to the literary stage with a page-turning whodunit spiced up into a cozy political thriller.
- Publication Date:
- 1492229687 / 9781492229681
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- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 5" x 8"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General