COMING to bookstores July 4, 2019!
Based on the extraordinary true story of one of the most deadly domestic terrorists in American history, and the detectives, lawyers, spies, and lovers who brought him down.
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David Marlett’s next historical legal thriller, American Red, is based on the extraordinary true story of one of the most deadly domestic terrorists in American history, and the detectives, lawyers, spies, and lovers who brought him down. This uniquely-American epic gives a raw look at the struggle of immigrant citizens against industrial corporations, our history of judicial corruption, America’s unique brand of socialism, and the individual men and women who risked their lives to make all the difference.
At the dawn of the twentieth century, Big Bill Haywood, one of America’s most powerful and murderous union bosses, was kidnapped and then prosecuted for assassinating the governor of Idaho. Led by Clarence Darrow, America's most famous defense attorney, the trial laid bare twenty years of bombings, blood, greed, and corruption. Also featuring America's most famous detective and most notorious outlaws, the men and women of American Red rank as some of the most fascinating in American history. And along the way, we get the beginning love story of two young spies, Jack Garrett and Carla Capone, as they head into America’s most deadly century.