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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Loren D. Estleman Narrator: Dan Butler Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Detroit Crime Series Release Date: March 2013 ISBN: 9781482984811
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Harlan Crownover, scion of a great family of carriage makers, battles with his father to invest in a company run by Henry Ford, during Detroit’s conversion to becoming the Motor City. Desperate for funds, Harlan turns to Big Jim Dolan, the Midwest’s most powerful political boss, and Sal Borneo, a visionary Mafioso struggling to bring the commerce of vice into the new century. Allies at first, Harlan soon discovers how quickly friends can become mortal enemies. Only Edith Hampton Crownover, Harlan’s troubled, aristocratic mother, will be in a position to shift the balance of power.

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  • “A colorful and suspenseful peek into mobster dens and automobile factories and boardrooms…Exceedingly clever and satisfying…Profiting from Estleman’s usual careful plotting, accurate backgrounds, and crisp narrative, this is a gritty novel of high ideals and low morals, of men trying desperately to outwit one another whatever the cost in the heady days of invention and industry in Detroit.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A tour de force of descriptive energy, researched to hairs-breadth accuracy of detail, and packed with characters vivid enough to make Frank Norris dance a jig with Theodore Dreiser. Estlemans final cut on this epic series should be a single chronological, chrome-plated volume of mirror-clear prose.”

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About the Author
Author Loren D. Estleman

Loren D. Estleman is a former Detroit-area newspaperman and an award-winning author of mainstream fiction, Westerns, criticism, and mysteries. He has written more than sixty books and hundreds of short stories and articles and has been nominated for the National Book Award and the Edgar Allan Poe Award. His detective fiction has earned four Shamus Awards, a Barry Award, and two American Mystery Awards. His Western fiction has earned the Elmer Kelton Award, five Spur Awards, three Western Heritage Awards, two Stirrup Awards, and a Popular Fiction Magazine Outstanding Writer Award. He has received lifetime achievement awards from the Western Writers of America, the Private Eye Writers of America, the Short Mystery Fiction Society, and the Arts Alliance of Ann Arbor, Michigan.

About the Narrator

Dan Butler, an actor, writer, director, and producer, has had major roles on and off Broadway and has appeared in numerous television shows, including Frasier, House, and Monk. He cowrote and directed Karl Rove, I Love You, and has appeared in such feature films as Crazy, Stupid, Love; Silence of the Lambs; Enemy of the State; and Fixing Frank, among others.