Los Angeles. 1928. Oil, oranges, and the site of the C. C. Julian Petroleum stock scandal, a Ponzi scheme to rival any in American history. As one of the scheme’s victims, Ohio court officer turned reluctant sleuth Sarah Kaufman is in the city to attend the trial of the perpetrators — particularly the “friend” who convinced her to invest and gave fuel to the already bubbling anti-Semitic sentiment surrounding the case. Still reeling from the KKK murders she helped solve in Tennessee, however, Sarah also plans to use the trip to California to unwind. She has no desire for any additional Hollywood-type drama. But when a Mexican woman she barely knows ends up dead, her plans are thrown upside down. Suddenly she is thrust into a trial by fire — one that shatters her sense of self and leads her to discover a dark secret upon which a part of L.A. was built.
Rule of Capture: An Historical Mystery
- From the Publisher
May 19, 2015
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