Full title: The Ace of Clubs: Part 3 of the Red Dog Conspiracy
The one secret which could destroy everything …
After financial disaster and the zeppelin bombing, the city of Bridges is reeling. Three of the four Families are implicated, and an inquest is called to investigate.
After her failure to prove Jack Diamond’s guilt in David Bryce’s kidnapping and the deaths of her friends, private eye and mobster’s moll Jacqueline Spadros has had enough. While she and her former lover Joseph Kerr try to learn who killed their family friend, they also begin making plans to leave the city.
But the secrets Jacqui has kept over the years are coming back to cause her serious trouble. Will she be able to escape Bridges? Or will she be forced to face the terrible consequences of her lies and trickery once and for all?
Additional description: This is a full-length first person narrative novel (243 pages), the third installment in the 13-part steampunk neo-noir serial novel, the Red Dog Conspiracy. In other words, this is chapter 3 of a very large story, and – for you writers – ends with the first major plot point for the series.
While this book CAN be read first, it’s strongly recommended that you read the first two novels first. 🙂
Warnings: This series, if made into a mini-series, would be rated R for graphic violence (including domestic), consent issues, sexual content, alcohol/smoking by the main character, bad language, child kidnapping, disaster scenes, teen murder, and suicide. These books do not have happy endings, the closest you get is bittersweet. It’s noir about mobsters.
Author bio and links:
Patricia Loofbourrow, MD is a NY Times and USA Today best-selling SFF and non-fiction writer, PC gamer, ornamental food gardener, fiber artist, and wildcrafter who loves power tools, dancing, genetics and anything to do with outer space. She was born in southern California and has lived in Chicago and Tokyo. She currently lives in Oklahoma with her husband and three grown children.
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