A Time of New Evils
In the aftermath of a deadly shootout that rocked the city, a missing woman is found, scores of major seizures of drugs and illegal weapons result. Hitchcock winds up on a Wild West adventure. His most well-placed informant tells him that he is being targeted by a faction within the City. The criminal element lures an officer into spying for them and takes secret steps to ensure his loyalty.
Like a forest fire driven by high winds, the drug craze of the late 60s swept through the nation at an accelerated pace in the 70s, devouring and alienating the nation's youth. The law-abiding public felt battered and abandoned as long-held social norms and moral standards were cast aside and a rise in violent crime took hold. But this was nothing new: It's been done before. The shadows of the past are the prologues of today and tomorrow.
Betrayal was rampant. Use of marijuana, LSD, cocaine, even heroin was openly encouraged by once-trusted public figures...
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John Hansen Historical Crime Fiction Novels