Coleman Ranson lifted the receiver languidly to his ear, and his drawled “Hello” drifted aimlessly into the transmitter. The voice that came from the other end was keenly alive: “Hello! Times-Union? Coleman Ranson?”
“Yes, Coleman Ranson, the one and only. Who’s talking?”
“I want to know,” came back the voice sharply and distinctly, “I want to know what facts you have regarding the recent murder of Lucian Avery.”
Lucian Avery murdered! Every nerve reacted sharply to the words. No single happening could shake the city of Jacksonville more thoroughly. Lucian Avery: capitalist, master-promoter and city-developer. And Lucian Avery had been murdered.
Let yourself be transported back to the roaring twenties and drawn into the twists and turns of its mysteries. Get ready to enter the bustling newsroom of the Florida Times-Union as a single phone call draws Coleman Ranson into an intrigue that extends from the powerful property developer Lucian Avery to the young reporter’s own friends and colleagues.
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