The Night

The Night
eBook: $2.99
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Genres: Adventure, Coming of Age, Fiction, historical, Issue Driven
Tags: Coming of Age, historical
Publisher: EMSA Publishing
Publication Year: 2017
Format: Paperback and eBook
Length: Novel
ASIN: 1985301237
ISBN: 9781985301238
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When Clive Baxter returns home from World War II, he expects to settle into a quiet life far from the battlefields of Europe. Instead, he finds himself on the south side of Chicago in the neighborhood of Brownsville where everything is not as it seems.

A small neighborhood surrounding a meat processing plant, Brownsville is a wartime centerpiece for African-American migration north drawing in hundreds of people with the promise of work, housing, and a safe community.

As Clive soon learns, Brownsville is controlled by a mobster known only as the Landlord. But when Clive crosses the Landlord, he is framed for a murder, and forced to go underground to clear his name. Taking on the persona of the Night, hiding in the shadows, Clive disguises himself in a bid to take the Landlord down, he soon discovers he is not alone in this quest.

Will Clive be successful in his attempt to expose the Landlord and save what is left of his family and the people of Brownsville?

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When Clive Baxter returns home from World War II, he expects to settle into a quiet life far from the battlefields of Europe. Instead, he finds himself on the south side of Chicago in the neighborhood of Brownsville where everything is not as it seems.

A small neighborhood surrounding a meat processing plant, Brownsville is a wartime centerpiece for African-American migration north drawing in hundreds of people with the promise of work, housing, and a safe community.

As Clive soon learns, Brownsville is controlled by a mobster known only as the Landlord. But when Clive crosses the Landlord, he is framed for a murder, and forced to go underground to clear his name. Taking on the persona of the Night, hiding in the shadows, Clive disguises himself in a bid to take the Landlord down, he soon discovers he is not alone in this quest.

Will Clive be successful in his attempt to expose the Landlord and save what is left of his family and the people of Brownsville?

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This is a fast-paced and absorbing novel...a tale of duplicity and oppression...the writing is smooth and fast-paced, drawing you in to the story. I found it quite riveting and could hardly put it down...a damn good read, with plenty of food for thought. I found the plot imaginative and clever, whilst still being totally believable. The characters were extremely well-drawn, very realistic. The overall effect is quite remarkable and fascinating, and this is a novel I'm very happy to recommend. This would transfer so well to the small screen (or a big one) and would make for addictive viewing.
Grace
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