By Robert Bruce Stewart
“It was once examining this e-book that made my stopover at to Buffalo imperative.” — William McKinley
“Of the entire first novels we've reviewed this yr, this is often the main nascent.” — Publishers Meekly
In July 1900, hapless assurance investigator Harry Reese travels to Buffalo to seem right into a suspicious hearth. but if Harry uncovers a smuggling ring, the case morphs into anything extra sinister, and he’s confronted with a brand new set of questions. What’s develop into of the infamous ringleader? And was once the lacking Charles Elwell killed for the assurance cash? Or is he alive and sharing within the proceeds? to discover the solutions, Harry travels to Canada and again within the corporation of a political boss’s conniving stooge and a curious younger girl who appears to be like accomplishing an research of her personal. It’s a byzantine odyssey, within which Harry can by no means make sure of anyone’s loyalties, least of all these who’ve employed him.
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