The Epic True Crime Story Of Bootlegger George Remus And The Murder That Shocked The Nation, From The New York Times Bestselling Author Of Sin In The Second City And Liar, Temptress, Soldier, SpyIn The Early Days Of Prohibition, Long Before Al Capone Became A Household Name, A German Immigrant Named George Remus Quits Practicing Law And Starts Trafficking Whiskey Within Two Years He S A Multimillionaire The Press Calls Him King Of The Bootleggers, Writing Breathless Stories About The Gatsby Esque Events He And His Glamorous Second Wife, Imogene, Host At Their Cincinnati Mansion, With Party Favors Ranging From Diamond Jewelry For The Men To Brand New Pontiacs For The Women By The Summer Of 1921, Remus Owns 35 Percent Of All The Liquor In The United States.Pioneering Prosecutor Mabel Walker Willebrandt Is Determined To Bring Him Down Willebrandt S Bosses At The U.S Attorney S Office Hired Her Right Out Of Law School, Assuming She D Pose No Real Threat To The Cozy Relationship They Maintain With Remus Eager To Prove Them Wrong, She Dispatches Her Best Investigator, Franklin Dodge, To Look Into His Empire It S A Decision With Deadly Consequences With Remus Behind Bars, Dodge And Imogene Begin An Affair And Plot To Ruin Him, Sparking A Bitter Feud That Soon Reaches The Highest Levels Of Government And That Can Only End In Murder.Combining Deep Historical Research With Novelistic Flair, THE GHOSTS OF EDEN PARK Is The Unforgettable, Stranger Than Fiction Story Of A Rags To Riches Entrepreneur And A Long Forgotten Heroine, Of The Excesses And Absurdities Of The Jazz Age, And Of The Infinite Human Capacity To Deceive.
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- 432 pages
- The Ghosts of Eden Park
- Karen Abbott
- 24 July 2018 Karen Abbott