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Washington, D.C., where our true history is made in the shadows. The corrupt and violent Presidency of Richard Nixon. A country at war with itself. An era that crystalized around a third-rate burglary called Watergate.
An era that slams into three good men:
Police officer John Quinn, from battle-scarred rookie to savvy undercover street cop, obsessed by the murder of one woman, seeking redemption through the love of another, and locked into a lethal battle with a mobster that rockets Quinn into the nation's most profound political scandal.
Marine officer Nathan Holloway, haunted by the honor and horrors of the war grinding through Vietnam, ordered to spy on the White House for the Pentagon, and trapped in deadly conspiracies that violate his heart.
Senate aide Vaughn Conner, an idealist prosecuting the sins of a president only to have his own sins and success make him a target of evils he never imagined.
These men and women they love collide with a swirl of history so fantastic that its truths read like fiction, and there, in that netherworld between flesh and fantasy, City of Shadows blasts a .45 slug of what-if? through the genres of crime novels, political thrillers and historical dramas with its pulse-pounding, action-driven saga of good and evil, tragedy and triumph.
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James Dalton is a former national journalist stationed in Washington. During Watergate, he won a fellowship to serve on the staff of a United States Senator. As a journalist, Dalton has covered organized crime, intelligence agencies, and national politics. Under other names, he is the author of numerous critically acclaimed crime novels.
Three fast-paced plotlines converge in Dalton's complex, survival-of-the-fittest debut political thriller, set in a seething Washington, D.C., on the eve of Watergate. In the first, rookie cop John Quinn, a softie when it comes to the ladies, gets himself in trouble early on by mixing it up with local mobster Joe Nezneck, who murders a young call girl. But it's another womanALorri Larson, part-time stewardess and sometime party girl for an escort agencyAwho leads him into serious jeopardy. When the FBI links Lorri's agency to the Nixon re-election committee, Quinn scouts the Watergate "date" apartment to remove damaging photos and runs into some D.C. cops on a break-in tip: together, they stumble onto the plumbers' break-in at Democratic Committee HQ. Story two follows Vietnam vet Nathan Holloway, a marine working as a Pentagon mole under Henry Kissinger. When Holloway surprises a CIA exec with ties to the Mafia breaking into Howard Hunt's White House safe, he becomes a CIA target. Meanwhile, two Senate staffers look into the presidential pardon of Jimmy Hoffa and mafioso friends of Nezneck, winding up on yet another hit list. Dalton smoothly merges these three story lines as the protagonists join forces against heavyweight adversaries, trying to stay alive and gain a measure of justice. The terrifying tale he weaves of corruption, abuse of power and secret deals made and broken in the political shadows is geared toward political thriller junkies who can keep a multitude of characters straight and will enjoy weeding out the facts from the fiction. (Nov.)
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