The Devil's Music
by Gabriel Valjan
December 1-17, 2021 Virtual Book Tour
Stalin is gone. The Cold War is on. Better dead than red.
With victory comes revenge, and both Attorney Roy Cohn and his supporter, J. Edgar Hoover, wish to settle accounts. In a race to protect his associates, Jack Marshall relocates them to off-off-Broadway. Walker, Vera, Leslie, and Sheldon swelter under more than stage lights in New York City.
Before the summer is out, before the strange music subsides, there is a mob war and another unexpected addition to the Company Files.
Genre: Suspense, Thriller
Published by: Winter Goose Publishing
Publication Date: November 9, 2021
Number of Pages: 225
ISBN: 1952909139 [ISBN-13: 978-1952909139]
Series: The Company Files, #3 | Each novel in this series can be read as a stand-alone work.
Purchase Links: Amazon | Goodreads
I have read a couple of Valjan’s books. Both are books from the Shane Cleary series. I liked them a lot as I did this one. Although they are of a different nature, different settings, different characters, they have a lot in common and that is the author’s writing style. His language format as well as his dialog often gives his books a black noir feel to them. This is a McCarthy-era theme. Events and people mentioned make it seem more like historical fiction than a thriller. I suppose with the amount of suspense and intrigue in this story that it would satisfy a varied genre of readers.
I had such a fun time reading of characters that were real people to me and history that was of great interest to me (yes, I’m old if you’re wondering). I don’t think this is an “age-focused” book, but I do think the historical references and events are very recognizable. Many mentions of them will have you researching on your computer. Trying to determine what’s real and what isn’t. Much of it is real. All of it is interesting.
The Devil’s Music is Book 3 in this series. As I said I have not read any of the first two. I think this could be a stand-alone and can only think that is true of the previous books. It was most certainly true of the two Shane Cleary books I read although they have great developed character, Shane Cleary. I think it’s quite possible that Valjan is good at telling stories and that each book is just that, a story of its own. A well-written stand-alone you pick up and then can’t put down until the very last page.
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Gabriel Valjan is the author of the Roma Series, The Company Files, and the Shane Cleary Mysteries. He has been nominated for the Agatha, Anthony, Silver Falchion Awards, and received the 2021 Macavity Award for Best Short Story. Gabriel is a member of the Historical Novel Society, ITW, MWA, and Sisters in Crime. Gabriel lives in Boston.
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