Manchester, CT, June 06, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- Oates is pitted against a twisted tycoon and a new enemy from his past. With help from escape artist Harry Houdini and Nobel Prize scientist Marie Curie, Oates must stop a nefarious plot to use chemical weapons against the new government in Russia and prevent the murder of an old friend.
“Thrilling Detective Fiction on the Edge of the Roaring Twenties.” - Michael P. Harnett, Author of “Fools in the Magic Kingdom: Disney Unhinged”
Mr. Harnett writes: Target of Fear manages to serve double duty as both a hard-boiled detective yarn and lively historical fiction. Down and out, Joshua Oates is a compelling protagonist and narrator as he confronts past and present events that are as troubling as they are extraordinary. There is an intriguing femme fatale, an unctuous and very credible villain, and some pretty brutal henchmen. There’s even a love interest in Angie Lang, who in so many ways is a refreshing and sophisticated break from traditional detective fiction, particularly in one of her late decisions. The rush of the story particularly hits its stride on the streets of Old New York with some climatic scenes at iconic attractions and interludes in venerable establishments like Katz’s, Smith’s and Delmonico’s. "Target of Fear" is an enriching read.