Philadelphia, PA, March 22, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- In Stanley J. Cutler’s newest alternative historical fiction, Low Light, published by Outskirts Press, a studio photographer flees into the seamy side of a Jazz Age Atlantic City as J. Edgar Hoover, Meyer Lansky and Enoch “Nucky” Johnson chase him and an incriminating roll of film in a high-stakes contest for the future of the American justice system.
Why did FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover deny the existence of organized crime in America until the 1960’s? Blackmailed by The Mob? What was his sexual orientation? Creating a plausible fiction of how history might have been bent by the answers, author Stanley J. Cutler takes his readers on an exciting ride through the honky-tonks, casinos, and luxury hotels of 1929 Atlantic City, once called The Queen of Resorts.
Hoover sends his toughest agents to find Al Rubin, the happily-married photographer tempted by the mob to take photos of Hoover with a lover. Atlantic City was the Las Vegas of The Jazz Age - a rich metropolis that treasured its minorities for their money and their talents while completely ignoring Prohibition and winking at Victorian morality. Beyond the Boardwalk’s bright neon lights, in the shadowy streets, on the entertainment piers, and on the dangerous, rum-running waterfront, Al Rubin finds unexpected support and an ingenious way to make things right.
“A society’s vices and crimes can be lenses for social understanding,” says author Cutler. Low Light is a captivating thriller, an engaging portrait, a fully-realized historical novel, and an insightful exploration of moral authority in America.
Low Light is available on-line in paperback through Amazon and Barnes and Noble and at www.outskirtspress.com/buybooks for a maximum trade discount in quantities of ten or more.
ISBN: 978-1-4327-5254-5 Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback white SRP: $13.95
Genre: Fiction/action and adventure/alternative history
About the author:
Stanley J. Cutler writes historical fiction from his home in Philadelphia. Low Light is the first book in a trilogy that follows an American Jewish family’s participation in pivotal events of the mid-20th century.
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