Descrição do produto
Hang on! Just a minute! When last we checked in with hard-boiled private eye and former muck-raking journalist Max Blake and his intrepid fiancee, Caeli Brown, they were traveling across the entirety of Ireland to find her Uncle Jack, only to see him shockingly cut down in a hail of gunfire on a remote island. But the same postcard that jump-started the sorrowful end to the archbishop’s life, along with his cause, in EMERALD RIDGE shows up again weeks later in Max’s Oregon mailbox. Wait a second, what’s going on here? Is Uncle Jack dead or not?
Max and Caeli are soon on the road to the Vatican’s Secret Archives Building in the heart of Rome, where they meet a mysterious prelate with a fixation for world domination – a man who may well hold the key to determining who actually shot American President John F. Kennedy in 1963.
This gut-wrenching tale will surprise you, and then it will surprise you again as you embrace the eccentric, adventurous, at times humorous and other times deadly serious characters in this edition to the Max Blake Mystery series.
Readers and fans of the Max Blake Mystery series have their say: “William Florence's latest effort, Melia Ridge, has surpassed his previous works. This time his intrepid protagonists, Max Blake and Caeli Brown, find themselves in Italy fighting against a rogue prelate who works in the Vatican. Florence's knowledge of the Italian geography as well as the language makes for an exciting read. I can hardly wait for his next!”“This is a fast-paced, enjoyable read, especially by fans of Max and Caeli. Leonard and Elmore remind us why we love them as characters. The intrigue of the Vatican plays a central role.”"Without question the best book yet in the series, and that says a lot because all of the novels are wonderful reads, containing everything that a good story, well told, should tell."
Sobre o Autor
William Florence is the author of the Max Blake Westerns and the Max Blake Mysteries series of novels. He is a former newspaper reporter and editor who teaches journalism at a college in Salem, Oregon. He worked at newspapers in Michigan, Washington, D.C., South Dakota, Indiana, and Oregon for 25 years before heading the Chemeketa Community College journalism department in 1993. He has written news articles, feature stories, columns, editorials, and has been published widely in newspapers and on wire services through the country. He has won writing awards in four states. His work has been published nationally in such widely read industry magazines as The Bulletin for the American Society of Newspaper Editors and APME News for the Associated Press Managing Editors group, and for noted travel publications such as Arizona Highways and Michigan Living. In addition to living in the West, Mr. Florence has traveled extensively throughout the Western states and has an excellent feel for the land and its inhabitants. He studies Western lore, is knowledgeable about the customs and history of the Old West, and is especially well-versed in the weapons that were used during this colorful period. In his spare time, he writes the Max Blake: Federal Marshal Westerns series and the Max Blake Mystery series. Mr. Florence attended colleges in Michigan and Ireland. He is a voracious reader and a movie buff. He is married with two adult children.