Smoke-Filled Rooms


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Format: Mass Market Paperback, 336pp. ISBN: 0312982909 Publisher: St. Martin’s Press Pub. Date: June 2002 From the Publisher “August 1968, Chicago: Smokey Dalton and his ten-year-old friend Jimmy hope to put the past behind them and start a new life in the Windy City. The pair fled Memphis after Jimmy witnessed the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and following a nervous summer spent glancing over their shoulders, they finally think they can rest easy. Smokey is looking for a place for them to live and a way to set up shop helping people solve problems – a sort of unlicensed PI business – as he did in Memphis. But as the city gears up for the 1968 Democratic National Convention, Smokey begins to fear that their secret has been revealed. There are strangers in the neighborhood, and Smokey can’t shake the feeling he’s being watched. Even when a young neighbor boy goes missing, Smokey can’t foresee the true nature of the violence and chaos that will enter their lives just as the racial tension builds and the city reaches its own breaking point.”–BOOK JACKET.


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