Current of Darkness: Desire and Deceit in the Gilded Age

Current of Darkness: Desire and Deceit in the Gilded Age

by Robert Brighton
Current of Darkness: Desire and Deceit in the Gilded Age

Current of Darkness: Desire and Deceit in the Gilded Age

by Robert Brighton


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"Unforgettable female leads power this stellar historical mystery"(BookLife Reviews) by Robert Brighton, told with "writing that is on par with the cunning of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and David Morell" (Manhattan Book Review).

A swirling tale of industrial espionage, love, and betrayal, Current of Darkness follows aspiring sleuth Sarah Payne behind the sleek, honeymoon façade of Gilded Age Niagara Falls and into a shadowy demimonde of ruthless union bosses, saboteurs, and tycoons-including the powerful, handsome, and mysterious Charles Kendall, whose intentions toward Sarah are unclear.

Meanwhile, sultry widow Alicia Miller is set on taking charge of her murdered husband's company-only to find herself pitted against the new majority owner, who has his own ideas about women in the world of men. But cunning and captivating Alicia has ideas, too-and will stop at nothing to come out on top.

Both women will have to find the courage and resourcefulness-and set aside their own simmering feud-to survive in this "winning story of action, sabotage, cutthroat business dealings, and women daring to be something new at the dawn of the American century" (BookLife Reviews).

A captivating, page-turning, and immersive tale of industrial espionage, love, and betrayal - set against the backdrop of the glittering Gilded Age. Current of Darkness will draw readers in, and hold them under, until its final, explosive pages.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798987696453
Publisher: Ashwood Press
Publication date: 03/19/2024
Series: The Avenging Angel Detective Agency(tm) Mysteries
Pages: 382
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.85(d)

About the Author

Robert Brighton is an authority on the Gilded Age and a great believer that the Victorian era was anything but stuffy. On the contrary, in his books Brighton exposes the gritty realities of the time against a backdrop of meticulous research. His Avenging Angel Detective Agency(TM) Mysteries-in a category Brighton calls "immersive historical fiction"-have earned multiple awards for fiction. When he is not sniffing out unsolved mysteries, Brighton is an adventurer. He has traveled in more than 56 countries around the world, usually on only a few dollars a day, throwing himself into every situation his characters will face - from underground ruins to opium dens - and (so far) living to tell about it. A graduate of the Sorbonne, Brighton is an avid student of early twentieth century history and literature, a relentless investigator, and an admirer of Emily Dickinson and Jim Morrison. Currently he lives in Virginia with his wife and their two cats.
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