Featured: Blackmail at the Galliano Club by Carmen Amato
It’s the Roaring Twenties in New York, and when blackmail begins to threaten everyone, can murder be far behind?
Lido, New York. 1926.
Blackmail is an easy game when everyone at the Galliano Club has something to hide.
Bootlegger Benny Rotolo has a fresh scheme to seize the Galliano Club and turn the humble neighborhood club into the finest speakeasy north of Manhattan.
He’ll use the same tactics as the infamous La Mano Nera terror group that preys on successful Italian immigrants.
Anonymous letters. Bullets. Fire.
Unaware of Benny’s plan, Galliano Club bartender Luca Lombardo is in the spotlight after surviving an attempted murder.
What will happen when Luca’s darkest secrets are for sale?
Warning: Blackmail is contagious.
Dancer Ruth Cross lives above the Galliano Club. A dirty cop knows her scandalous past and demands a high price for silence.
If Luca can’t save her, who can?
When blackmail threatens everyone, can murder be far behind?
Meet Carmen Amato:
Carmen Amato is the author of the Detective Emilia Cruz police series set in Acapulco, the Galliano Club historical thrillers, and standalone novels of suspense.
A 30-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency, her personal experiences are occasionally disguised as fiction.
With complex plots, fast action, and an exotic location, the Detective Emilia Cruz series includes CLIFF DIVER, HAT DANCE, DIABLO NIGHTS, KING PESO, PACIFIC REAPER, RUSSIAN MOJITO, NARCO NOIR and numerous short reads. The series is a 2-time recipient of the Outstanding Series Award from CrimeMasters of America and a Silver Falchion from Killer Nashville. It has been optioned for television.
A recipient of both the National Intelligence Award and the Career Intelligence Medal, Carmen has been a judge for the BookLife Prize and Killer Nashville’s Claymore Award. Her nonfiction has appeared in Criminal Element, The Rap Sheet, Publishers Weekly, Mamiverse, and other national-level publications.
Carmen guides you through must-read mystery and deception every other Sunday when you get her Mystery Ahead newsletter.
You’ll see why Amazon Hall of Fame reviewer Grady Harp wrote: “For pure entertainment and a gripping story likely resulting in nail biting, read Carmen Amato’s addictive prose. She knows this territory like a jaguar!”
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