Richmond, California. 1944.
Homicide detective Oliver Wright comes home from the war in the Pacific injured and afraid his career is over, but when black soldiers are suspected of murdering an Italian Prisoner of War, the Army asks Oliver to find out the truth.
He and his German shepherd join forces with an Italian POW captain and with a black MP embittered by a segregated military. During their investigation, these unlikely allies expose layers of deceit and violence that stretch back to World War I.
In the Shadow of Lies reveals the darkness and turmoil of the Bay Area during World War II, while celebrating the spirit of the everyday people who made up the home front. Its intriguing characters will resonate with the reader long after its deftly intertwined mysteries are solved.
(This second edition of In the Shadow of Lies is a revision of the 2014 publication.)
Customer ReviewsSee All
Mary Adler’s In the Shadow of Lies
Powerful, explosive, horrific and true to life with
palpable energy makes this a complex, uniquely
plotted historical fiction mystery.
This book is an eye-opener, a page turner and
very strongly based on reality.
An interesting array of characters that drew me
in immediately. Set in the 1940’s in the Bay Area
of California. The story grips you from the very
beginning intensifying until the final word.
Tension. Drama, suspense, mystery plus plenty
of thrills, chills, twists and turns.
The story is so well written you will feel as if you
are in the mist of the action.
A Very Highly Recommended Read!!!
I volunteered to read In the Shadow of Lies. Thanks
to the Cozy Review Crew for the opportunity. My
opinion is my own.