By William Topek
Kansas urban, 1935.
Private detective Devlin Caine gets a telegram from his estranged older brother, a Baltimore banker who's been framed for embezzlement. At his brother's request, Caine involves Baltimore, looking ahead to not anything greater than to supply a bit valuable recommendation. yet briefly order, he unearths himself deeply serious about an complicated self belief scheme.
Never try and con a con, yet Caine unearths himself pressured into doing simply that. And he may have the adventure and information to tackle a veteran grasp of the lengthy con. yet can he deal with 3 varied executive companies, his former boss, and a violent Chicago mobster who additionally look at the scene?
Working in an odd urban and applying cons on most sensible of cons, Caine struggles to save lots of not just his brother's occupation, yet most likely his personal cover.
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A Shared Confidence by William Topek