By Alan Glenn
A sturdy cop. a nasty selection. permit background be the judge.
In 1943, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Sam Miller is a cop assisting a relations and attempting to remain at the correct aspect of his boss, the legislations, and his judgment of right and wrong. Then a physique is located through the railroad tracks, a host tattooed at the victim’s wrist. it's a case Sam may well stroll clear of. it's a case he'll be ordered to drop. And it's case that leads him right into a deadly vortex of politics, espionage, uprising, and foreign intrigue.
As warfare rages in Europe, a brand new energy rises in the United States. And the folk Sam thinks he is aware best—his spouse, his brother, his colleagues—reveal new identities. In a previously close-knit urban by means of the ocean, the place nobody is above suspicion and nobody is secure, a world summit is set to happen. On that day, background can be replaced. And hundreds of thousands of individuals will stay or die, all simply because Sam Miller has been an excellent cop—faced with a truly undesirable selection.
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Amerikan Eagle: A Novel by Alan Glenn