Posted By TLC Booktours on June 20, 2014
- Publisher: Alibi (August 12, 2014)
- Pages: 280
In Michael Murphy’s action-packed Prohibition-era novel of suspense, a mystery writer returns to the bright lights and dark alleys of New York City—uncovering a criminal conspiracy of terrifying proportions.
In 1933, America is at a crossroads: Prohibition will soon be history, organized crime is rampant, and President Roosevelt promises to combat the Great Depression with a New Deal. In these uncertain times, former-Pinkerton-detective-turned-bestselling-author Jake Donovan is beckoned home to Manhattan. He has made good money as the creator of dashing gumshoe Blackie Doyle, but the price of success was Laura Wilson, the woman he left behind. Now a Broadway star, Laura is engaged to a millionaire banker—and waltzing into a dangerous trap.
Before Jake can win Laura back, he’s nearly killed—and his former partner is shot dead—after a visit to the Yankee Club, a speakeasy dive in their old Queens neighborhood. Suddenly Jake and Laura are plunged into a conspiracy that runs afoul of gangsters, sweeping from New York’s private clubs to the halls of corporate power and to the White House itself. Brushing shoulders with the likes of Dashiell Hammett, Cole Porter, and Babe Ruth, Jake struggles to expose an inconspicuous organization hidden in plain sight, one determined to undermine the president and change the country forever.
About Michael Murphy
Michael Murphy is a full time author and part time urban chicken rancher in Arizona. He lives in Arizona with his wife of forty-one years and the four children they adopted this past year. In August, Random House Alibi will publish his ninth novel, a historical mystery set in the prohibition era, The Yankee Club.
Michael Murphy’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Monday, August 4th: Reading Reality
Tuesday, August 5th: 5 Minutes for Books
Wednesday, August 6th: Bibliotica
Friday, August 8th: ImaginativeMinds*
Monday, August 11th: The Book Binder’s Daughter
Tuesday, August 12th: Read a Latte
Wednesday, August 13th: “I Think I’m Obsessed!” Book Reviews
Thursday, August 14th: The Reader’s Hollow
Friday, August 15th: Mystery Playground – Author Guest Post “Drinks with Reads”
Monday, August 18th: Joyfully Retired
Tuesday, August 19th: Life by Kristen
Tuesday, August 19th: Dwell in Possibility
Wednesday, August 20th: Nightly Reading
Thursday, August 21st: A Book Geek
Monday, August 25th: Laura’s Booklist
Wednesday, August 27th: From the TBR Pile