By Lawrence Goldstone
A amazing new ancient mystery via long island occasions extraordinary secret writer Lawrence Goldstone that conjures up the hot York urban of 1899.
In 1899, in Brooklyn, ny, Dr. Noah Whitestone is named urgently to his prosperous neighbor’s condominium to regard a five-year-old boy with a stunning set of indicators. while the kid dies all at once later that evening, Noah is accused by means of the boy’s general physician—the strong and politically attached Dr. Arnold Frias—of prescribing a deadly dose of laudanum.
To end up his innocence, Noah needs to examine the murder—for it has to be murder—and confront the fellow whom he's confident is the true killer. His research leads him to a reporter for a muckraking journal and a stunning radical editor who're confident mystery, experimental drug from Germany has triggered the demise of no less than 5 neighborhood little ones, and probably many extra. via levels, Noah is drawn right into a risky global of gear, criminals, and politics, which threatens not only his occupation but additionally his life.
As he did in his first hugely profitable clinical mystery The Anatomy of Deception, Goldstone weaves a savvy story of intrigue and attractive twists that includes real-life historic figures and occasions into the motion whereas richly recreating the last days of the 19th century—a time whilst American may possibly was once at the march within the Pacific, drugs used to be poised to jump right into a new period, radical politics threatened the established order in American and Europe, and the function of ladies in American society used to be present process profound change.
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