On a spring day early in the 20th Century, the unthinkable occurs.
A horse-drawn wagon carrying a bomb loaded with dynamite and shrapnel explodes in front of the House of Morgan in New York. Dozens are killed, and hundreds are wounded. The Wall Street Explosion, as it came to be known, ensures that the corner of Broad and Wall will be associated with the dawn of organized terror in America. Although New York and the financial center of the world recover, U.S. foreign policy will never be the same.
Months earlier, New Mexico's statehood was threatened by Article X of the Treaty of Mesilla-the Revert Document. The document, that allows Mexico to reassert its claim over the territory, created an international conspiracy. Spanish-American war hero Adobe Centori, who fought to secure New Mexico statehood, returns in this sequel to Statehood of Affairs. Centori seeks redemption for the woman he could not save in the Revert Document conspiracy, only to be drawn into a greater conspiracy-a secret war against America. After the Wall Street bombing, a series of attacks in New York raises the stakes for all involved, none of whom can deny the sense of a coming catastrophic terror attack.
From New Mexico to New York, a search for anarchists and state-sponsored spies ensues. Centori joins a team of federal agents and city police officers in a campaign to stop the attacks, one that is fraught with dangerous saboteurs. They must uncover an international plot tied to Germany's ambitions in the coming Great War.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Water Damage is one part adventure story, one part romance and one part history lesson about New York and New Mexico in the 1920s. Many of the supporting characters are real – though some of the names have been changed. And Manhattan’s cityscapes—Wall Street, Lexington Avenue subway station at 77th Street, the Woolworth Building and the Knickerbocker Hotel—include vivid descriptions. The story is fast-paced and will keep you guessing. And you’ll learn a lot in the process! A great read. I recommend it!