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David Marlett - American Red
Hear the author read from his new historical-fiction thriller at the dawn of the 20th century
The Great American Century begins–the modern world roars to life, capitalists flaunt greed and seize power, socialists and labor unions flex their violent will, and an extraordinary true story of love and sacrifice unfolds.
The men and women of American Red are among the most fascinating in American history.
When, at the dawn of the 20th century, the Idaho governor is assassinated, blame falls on “Big Bill” Haywood, the all-powerful, one-eyed boss of the Western Federation of Miners in Denver. Close by, his polio-crippled wife, Neva, struggles with her wavering faith, her love for another man, and her sister’s affair with her husband.
New technologies accelerate American life, but justice lags behind. Private detectives, battling socialists and unions on behalf of wealthy capitalists, will do whatever it takes to see Haywood hanged. The scene is set for bloodshed, from Denver to Boise to San Francisco.
America’s most famous attorney–Clarence Darrow–leads the defense and a philandering U.S. senator leads the prosecution, while the press, gunhands, and spies pour in.
Among them are two idealists, Jack Garrett and Carla Capone–he a spy for the prosecution, she for the defense. Risking all, they discover truths about their employers, about themselves and each other, and what they’ll sacrifice for justice and honor–and for love.
David Marlett is an award-winning storyteller and writer of historical fiction, primarily historical legal thrillers bringing alive the fascinating people and events leading to major historical trials.
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51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA 94925
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