Download e-book for kindle: 48 Hours: A City of London Thriller by J. Jackson Bentley

By J. Jackson Bentley

“If you don’t pay me £250,000.00 within the subsequent forty eight Hours you'll die”. The textual content on Josh Hammond’s BlackBerry used to be blunt and chilling. absolutely it needs to be a shaggy dog story, but if Josh is attacked in huge sunlight and folks round him begin to die he understands that his blackmailer is lethal critical. Can Josh increase the money, can his appealing new bodyguard defend him, who's blackmailing him and why? He has forty eight hours to determine. the 1st novel within the acclaimed urban of London mystery sequence is successful to be able to enthral each person who is aware and loves its London settings. wealthy intimately and actually evocative it's a genuine web page turner, advised in round 100,000 phrases.

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As Roosevelt delivered his inaugural address that drizzly March morning, a group of government bureaucrats in dark suits listened around a radio in a third-floor office at the corner of Vermont and K Streets in downtown Washington. What they did was little known to anyone outside their families. Their supervisor was a squat, beady-eyed man, thirty-eight years old, with a flattened nose and loose bags under his eyes. His resemblance to a bulldog was much remarked upon. That morning J. Edgar Hoover was preoccupied with keeping his job.

Hoover looks utterly unlike the story-book sleuth,” it noted. “He dresses fastidiously, with Eleanor blue as the favored color for the matched shades of tie, handkerchief and socks . . ” After eight years of pursuing minor crimes, Hoover’s first opportunity to perform on the national stage came in June 1932, with the passage of the Lindbergh Law, three months after the kidnapping (and subsequent murder) of Charles Lindbergh’s infant son in Hopewell, New Jersey. The new law made kidnapping a federal crime but only where the kidnapper or his victim had crossed a state border.

On the other side were powerful city governments, jealous of their turf, backed by congressmen who viewed federal policing as the first step toward an American Gestapo. Antifederalism still ran strong in America. There remained, especially in the South and Midwest, an undercurrent of deep mistrust toward Washington, feelings that grew as citizens came to blame politicians for the Depression. The debate intensified with Roosevelt’s election. His advisers were pushing hard for a strong central government that could revive the economy by taking control of many areas managed by state and municipal governments, including law enforcement.

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