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Face of the Enemy

New York in Wartime Mysteries

By Joanne Dobson, Beverle Graves Myers

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Format: Paperback, 380 pages
Published In: United States, 04 September 2012
December 1941: America reels from the brutal attack on Pearl Harbor. Both patriotism and paranoia grip New York as the city frantically mobilizes for war. Nurse Louise Hunter is outraged when the FBI, in a midnight sweep of prominent Japanese residents, storms in to arrest her patient s wife. The desperately ill Professor Oakley is married to Masako Fumi, an avant-garde artist who has befriended Louise, a newcomer to the bustling city. The nurse vows to help the professor free Masako. When the murdered body of Masako s art dealer is discovered in the gallery where he d been closing down her controversial show, Masako s troubles multiply. Homicide detective Michael McKenna doubts her guilt, but an ambitious G-man schemes to lever the homicide and ensuing espionage accusations into a political cause celebre. Louise hires a radical lawyer famous for shouldering human rights cases as the Oakleys friends and colleagues desert them one by one. She also enlists the help of her journalist roommate. But has the nurse been too trusting? Sensing a career-making story, Cabby Ward sets out to exploit Masako s dilemma for her own gain, bumping heads with Lieutenant McKenna at every turn. Struggling to focus on one man s murder while America plunges into a worldwide war, Louise and McKenna defy both racism and ham-fisted government agents in order to expose the real killer."

About the Author

Joanne Dobson, a former English professor at Fordham University, is the author of the Professor Karen Pelletier mystery series from Doubleday and Poisoned Pen Press. She won an Agatha nomination for QUIETER THAN SLEEP, the first book in the series, the novels have been widely reviewed, including in the NEW YORK TIMES, and in 2001 the adult- readers division of the New York Library Association named her Noted Author of the Year, as the writer whose books they most enjoyed recommending to their patrons.Beverle Graves Myers lives in Louisville, Kentucky. She practiced psychiatry at a public mental health clinic before making a mid-life career switch to writing. In addition to the Helluva War series, her work includes the Tito Amato Mysteries set in 18th-century Venice and numerous short stories and articles. Visit her website at www.beverlegravesmyers.com.

Reviews

"FACE OF THE ENEMY is a deft historical novel that offers characters to care about, an engrossing story, a believable setting -- and a window into a too-often-ignored chapter in recent American history. Read it for any one of those elements, or all of them; you'll be glad you did." Joanne Dobson Noted "Author of the Year" by New York (State) Library Association, and" 1997 Agatha: Best First Novel" for "Quieter than Sleep"Beverle Grave Myers 2005 Kentucky Literary Award Nominee for "Painted Veil" Derringer Award, Best Nomination 2005 for ""Sweet Smell of Success"" Derringer Award, Best Longer Short Story Finalist 2005 for" "The Franklin Fiasco"" Million Writers Award 2006, Notable Story for ""Haven City" " Derringer Award Finalist Best Story 2008 and Macavity Finalist Best Story 2008 for" "Brimstone P.I." " Derringer Award Finalist, Best Story 2008 for ""The Bookworm's Demise" "

EAN: 9781464200328
ISBN: 1464200327
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Dimensions: 21.72 x 14.12 x 2.62 centimetres (0.44 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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