Michael E. Burge
on Tour October 12 - November 13, 2015
In 1947 postwar Chicago, mob related violence is commonplace. Nothing stands in the way of the “Outfit” when it comes to making money; a body here or there, who really cares as long as everyone’s pockets are lined, but when a man is found dead in a small Illinois town—people take notice.
Bargetown’s Chief of Police Bert Thatcher looks to a seasoned and astute railroad detective, Grady Colston, for help in solving the case. Fate has brought them together, but they soon realize just how much they have in common. A tight bond develops between the two men as they strive to uncover the identity of the man found dead on the railroad tracks—his right arm severed. As the investigation unfolds, surprising details of the man’s past come to light, and the circumstances of his death pose a major dilemma for Grady and Bert.
Published by: Michael E. Burge
Publication Date: May 19, 2015
Number of Pages: 306
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This is one of those books that make you believe that the system is not always the best. Sometimes you have to go against the rules to have a better outcome. The mystery was good, and I was unsure what was going on with the victim's arm. I thought that it was cut off because of DNA or some evidence. This was also a great mob read. Also the references were fun and I enjoyed them. I am giving this book a 4/5. I was given a copy to review, however all opinions are my own.
Review:Bryant’s Gap is an intriguing murder mystery with much stronger character development than you see in many of today’s bestsellers. ~ Kimberly @ Lazy Day Books
Author Bio:Michael E. Burge learned to play the piano in his forties, golf in his fifties, and now, recently retired from a career in marketing, has gone on to publish his first novel—Bryant’s Gap. Set in 1947, the story is peppered with childhood memories of the locations where he grew up; a small town on the Wabash River and the suburbs of Chicago.