Reverend Carl will be here at The Bookworm & BW Gifts to chat about and sign copies of his books.......
Saturday June 12th from 11am-1pm
Meet & Greet with Miriam Lynn Martin-Smith June 19th from 1-3
In 1970s rust belt Buffalo, jobs are disappearing, people are leaving— and the football franchise owner demands a new stadium or he’ll move
the beloved team. Developers make an incredible offer—a new development that will turn the city around, complete with a domed stadium for the team. Politicians flock onto the project, but their support comes with a price. Veteran detective Pat Brogan (“Every Man for Himself”) is sent by the
District Attorney to investigate, and he and wife Rita have trouble at home—one son in Vietnam and another in college where the anti-war protests are turning violent. In a society and a family that are coming apart, World War II veteran Brogan must handle the changes or lose everything that’s precious to him.
Pat Brogan is a Gambling Squad detective in 1950s Buffalo, N.Y. Beneath the gritty smokestacks are thousands of bright. clanging pinball machines, tempting the well heeled as well as factory hands in bars, stores and clubs. When a single machine could take in $100 a week in nickels and factory workers made far less, there were fortunes to be made on the dark side of the law. Dealing with grasping pinball vendors, a manipulative politician, a ruthless mobster, a vengeful judge, and corruption within the department as well as bitter wartime nightmares, Pat struggles with guilt and duty as he is drawn into the game.
The snowy city is on the verge of its long decline. Everyone’s out to make a fast buck and settle old scores.
Mark Hannon is the author of Every Man for Himself, a crime novel set in the Buffalo, N.Y. of the 1950s and The Vultures, set in Buffalo in 1970. Both are published by Apprentice House Press. He has also published short fiction in Peninsula, Scribble, The Wayne Literary Review, Adelaide, Courtship of the Winds, Ink and Voices, Bohemian Renaissance and BlazeVOX. He has published non-fiction in The Baltimore Post Examiner, The Baltimore Sun, The Maryland Historical Society Magazine, Soundings, The Carriage Horse Journal and Lekko.
"Mark Hannon is a retired firefighter who grew up in Buffalo. He is the author of two novels about Buffalo, 'Every Man for Himself' and 'The Vultures,' along with several short stories. He and his family make their home in Baltimore.