In this sequel to One O'clock Jump, featuring Kansas City private detective, Dorie Lennox, it's 1940, FDR is running for a third term, France has fallen, and the Nazis are bombing London. In Kansas City, PI Dorie Lennox and her partner, Amos Haddam, are tailing Thalia Hines, the wayward 21-year-old daughter of a prominent local family. Dorie takes over investigating the men in Thalia's life after Amos becomes preoccupied with a refugee from London and a series of anonymous threats to the Negro League Monarchs baseball team the week before a postseason game against the KC Blues. When someone tries to kidnap Thalia and a dead body turns up, Dorie gets caught in the backlash. Meanwhile, as the pressure on the Monarchs builds, race riots may break out at any time.
"McClendon lightly handles all the threads, using a taut, staccato style that perfectly complements her edgy, skittish heroine." (Publishers Weekly)
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