An unlikely detective duo fights to stop an anarchist plot to bomb the 1916 Preparedness Day Parade in San Francisco.
A year after the 1915 San Francisco World’s Fair, detective Randall Blackburn is still in shock from his own personal tragedy.
His mourning, however, is cut short by a plea for help from City Hall. With the Preparedness Day Parade planned to celebrate America’s coming entry into the Great War, a group of anti-American anarchists are planning to take advantage of the clogged streets to set off a series of bombs that will throw the city into chaos.
While Blackburn tackles the case with traditional methods, Vignette prefers an unconventional approach as an expert lock picker who lives by her own rules. Together, they work to identify the masterminds behind the operation. What they discover will take you through a retelling of history that will keep you guessing until the very end.
Anthony Flacco, an award winning screenwriter and true crime novelist, brings his two greatest talents together in the Nightingale Detective series. Fans of Devil in the White City will love the intense retelling of one of the greatest unsolved terrorist attacks in US history.
Praise for New York Times bestselling author Anthony Flacco and the Nightingale Detective series:
“…Dickens meets Hannibal Lecter. Brace yourself.” —Booklist
"...gripping and completely original…will raise the hair on the back of your neck.” —William Bernhardt, author of Capitol Threat
“Every historical mystery tries to hone in on the ideal setting at the perfect moment in time. Anthony Flacco succeeds on both counts in his first novel." —Marilyn Stasio, NY Times Book Review
"...leaves you anxiously awaiting the next installment." —The Freelance Star
"...offers an abundance of those page-turning pleasures readers seek in historical thrillers: a time-trip through a richly imagined past, a story that never loosens its suspenseful grip, and a fascinating look at the roots of modern forensic science." —Harold Schechter, author of The Serial Killer Files
“Atmospheric, chilling, and with more twists and turns than crooked Lombard Street. The Last Nightingale has it all. I couldn’t put it down.” —Cara Black, author of Murder On The Ile Saint-Louis
“...this is a must-read!” —The Historical Fiction Company