By Alan Glenn
A strong cop. a nasty selection. enable background be the judge.
In 1943, in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Sam Miller is a cop assisting a kinfolk and attempting to remain at the correct part of his boss, the legislation, and his sense of right and wrong. Then a physique is located by way of the railroad tracks, a host tattooed at the victim’s wrist. it's a case Sam may well stroll clear of. it's a case he'll be ordered to drop. And it's case that leads him right into a deadly vortex of politics, espionage, uprising, and overseas intrigue.
As struggle rages in Europe, a brand new strength rises in the United States. And the folk Sam thinks he is familiar with best—his spouse, his brother, his colleagues—reveal new identities. In a previously close-knit urban via the ocean, the place nobody is above suspicion and not anyone is secure, an international summit is set to happen. On that day, background can be replaced. And hundreds of thousands of individuals will stay or die, all simply because Sam Miller has been a good cop—faced with a truly undesirable selection.
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The bus was stalled in traffic lights at Westmoreland Street, every window was misted with breath or condensation and the upper floor obscured by cigarette smoke. There was a figure at the top that I recognized—something about the way he sat, the way his upturned collar made his hair stick out at the nape of his neck like a hedgehog. I stopped, waiting for the bus to pass, then realized that I was recognizing, in some obscure manner, myself, me, Kevin—those glimpses you only get from face-to-face mirrors, that angle of the back of your head that everyone sees but you.
Maybe Tommy the Clock’s random timepieces were all set to some mysterious hour, when all of the bells and gongs would ring and we would be magically released. Maybe among her bundle of keys was one she had never noticed, that would open the basement door I could never find and allow us back to . . where, I often wondered? I could imagine the thrill of discovery, the thrill of escape, but any thought or hope of arrival to anywhere else left a blank. She would take me swimming with her until it became embarrassing.
I gathered later, from his accent, that he must have been Scottish, but I didn’t turn round, I let myself be frog-marched to the glass doors and thrust into the chaos of shoppers on the street. I stood there, staring at the jewellers opposite. Had he read my thoughts, I wondered, had he a window to the future, had he known what I was about to do before I even did it? ’ He had met me before, somehow; he wasn’t a soothsayer or a mind reader, he had met me before, told me never to come back there.
Amerikan Eagle: A Novel by Alan Glenn