Crime and Thrillers
A fast paced and immersive crime novel that powerfully evokes America during the tumultuous Vietnam War era.
September 1973: A pro-trades union congressman is shot dead in a California desert town – along with a celebrity businessman and a barmaid who went for a break at the wrong time.
The triple homicide happened just hours after the congressman told local newspaper editor Wat Tyler that he’d come to town in defiance of a death threat from anti-union workers.
Tyler, a Vietnam combat veteran, teams up with the town’s first female chief of detectives. Together, they link the killings to a defence company boss who has gone missing, leaving a huge Pentagon contract and 1,200 jobs in the balance.
At a time when reality often humbled the wildest conspiracy theories, Tyler comes up against a hostile FBI agent, angry mobsters and a cheated casino owner.
His problems mount when a secretive figure he last saw deep in Viet Cong territory arrives in town…
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