In the Shadow of Lies: An Oliver Wright WW II Mystery, Book One
Richmond, California. World War II. Homicide detective Oliver Wright comes home from the war in the Pacific injured and afraid his career is over.
But when an Italian Prisoner of War is murdered the night the Port Chicago Mutiny verdicts are announced, and black soldiers are suspected of the crime, the Army asks Oliver to find out the truth.
He joins forces with an Italian POW captain and with a black MP embittered by a segregated military. During their investigation, these unlikely allies expose layers of deceit and violence that stretch back to World War I.
In the Shadow of Lies reveals the darkness and turmoil of the Bay Area during World War II, while celebrating the spirit of the everyday people who made up the home front. Its intriguing characters will resonate with the reader long after its deftly intertwined mysteries are solved.
(This is the revised edition of the original version published in 2014.)
Independent Publisher Book Awards IPPY — Winner West Pacific Best Regional Fiction
Foreword Review’s Book of the Year 2014 — IndieFab Awards Finalist: Mystery
Readers Views Reviewers Choice Awards — First Place, Mystery/Thriller/Suspense/Horror; First Place West-Pacific Regional; Jack Eadon Award for the Best Book in Contemporary Drama.
Indie B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree 2019