aTHE CRIMSON ROSEa is the most recent Douglas V Dollard mystery featuring Michael Riley. In an era of flappers, gunsels, dames and rumrunners Bobby Maguire was southern Floridaas most notorious bootlegger. Young, handsome and daring to the point of recklessness Bobby made millions sneaking his liquor laden quick boats past a gauntlet of armed and vigilant patrol boats of the United Stateas Coast Guard. In the roaring twenties Florida, fueled by a land boom was the fastest growing state in the nation and Maguire was determined to feed its thirst for booze, dames and high times. Drawn by Maguireas flamboyance and dashing good looks women adored him. But Bobbyas passion had been ignited by the enigmatic and alluring jazz singer billed as the Crimson Rose. Their torrid affair would become south Floridaas greatest love story. But fame and success did not come without a price. In the winter of 1925 at the pinnacle of his success Bobby Maguire disappeared and neither he nor the Crimson Rose were ever seen again. Now Michael Riley must solve the mystery of the coupleas disappearance if he is to save their great granddaughter from a ruthless and sinister killer. With time running out Riley risks his life to unravel the shocking secret that has captivated a nation and memorialized one of the most fascinating periods in American history.The lights in the house across thestreet fromwhere hehadparked had gone out some time ago but still he waited, just to be ... After checking withthedriver Boudreau returned tothe Taurus, removingthe womana#39;s bodyfrom the trunkand placing itbehind the wheel. Starting the engine he slipped the Taurusinto gear and turned thewheel totakethe vehicle off the shoulder intothe ... Boudreau watched asthe Taurussettled vertically, theengine sputteringand dyingas water flooded theair intake.
|Title||:||The Crimson Rose|
|Publisher||:||Douglas Dollard - 2012-08-06|