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Jekyl Island Club

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by Brent Monahan, Kate Thompson (Designed by), Gordon Van Gelder (Editor)
 

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Jekyl Island, located on the Georgia coast, was the exclusive playground of the very rich-the club's 100 members controlled one sixth of the nation's wealth-at the turn of the twentieth century. When a member of the Jekyl Island Club is shot to death, his fellow captains of industry anxiously conclude it was a hunting accident. Is the impending visit by President

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Jekyl Island, located on the Georgia coast, was the exclusive playground of the very rich-the club's 100 members controlled one sixth of the nation's wealth-at the turn of the twentieth century. When a member of the Jekyl Island Club is shot to death, his fellow captains of industry anxiously conclude it was a hunting accident. Is the impending visit by President McKinley to the Jekyl Island Club the reason? Could J. P. Morgan himself have been the one who pulled the trigger? Whose side is member and millionaire newspaperman Joseph Pulitzer on? Only the local sheriff, John le Brun-a wily Civil War veteran who has his own agenda-can provide the truth.

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Novelist Brent Monahan situates this 1899 triple murder mystery on Jekyl Island, an idyllic spot off the Georgia coast. After a member of a multimillionaire's club is struck down, local sheriff John Le Brun is called in to validate the "accident." But old Civil War vet Le Brun refuses to connive in a cover-up, even if J. P. Morgan is staring down his snoot. Monahan deserves a Pulitzer just for discovering his locale: The elite Jekyl Island Club really did exist: During this period, its 100 members controlled as much as one-sixth of the nation's wealth!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312276980
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
06/28/2001
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.68(d)

Meet the Author

Brent Monahan was born in Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan in 1948, as a World War II occupation baby. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University in Music and his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Indiana University, Bloomington. He has performed, stage directed and taught music and writing professionally. He has authored fourteen published novels and a number of short stories. Two of his novels have been made into motion pictures. Brent lives in Yardley, PA, with his wife, Bonnie.

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Jekyl Island Club 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book and it is one of the most confusing books i have ever read. Some parts of the book the characters are called by their first name and other parts of the book they were called by their last name. Overall it was a good book it was just a little confusing.