“Pitch-perfect noir”: in post-WWII America, a soldier is haunted by wartime secrets as he plans to destroy the aircraft industry in his Kansas hometown (Library Journal).
The war is over, but that doesn’t mean things are better for PR man Wayne Ogden or any of the returning vets. Their home of Wichita, Kansas—built around the Collins Aircraft industry and its wealthy founder, Everett Collins—is not what they remember. With violence breaking out as soldiers try to adjust back to civilian life, Wayne attempts to destroy his former mentor and take down Collins Aircraft—the once fabled company that provided planes to Amelia Earhart, Charles Lindbergh, and Wiley Post.
But Wayne is being haunted by anonymous letters that carry threats alluding to his secretive wartime past. Soon his plans to destroy Collins and his company take a dark turn toward blackmail, extortion, and murder.
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|Grouping Author||scott phillips|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2021-10-21 04:40:59AM|
|Last Indexed||2021-10-21 05:07:19AM|
|Novelist Primary ISBN||9781582437309|
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|display_description||The war is over, but that doesn't mean things are getting better. For PR man Wayne Ogden or any of the returning vets. The town of Wichita, Kansas—built around the industry of Collins Aircraft and its wealthy founder, Everett Collins—is not how they remember it. Against the background violence committed by the returning soldiers trying to make an adjustment back into civilian life, Wayne attempts to destroy his former mentor and take down Collins Aircraft—the once fabled company that provided planes to Amelia Earhart, Charles Lindbergh, and Wiley Post. All along the way he is haunted by poison pen letters, anonymously sent, that carry threats alluding to his black market work as a supply sergeant in the Quartermaster Corps. As the letters reveal more and more of Wayne's secretive wartime past, his plan to destroy Collins and his company takes an increasingly darker turn that leads to blackmail, extortion, and murder. Phillips expertly crafts an instant noir classic that presents the birth of a postwar American criminal.|
|owning_library_addison||Addison Public Library Online|
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