An epic family saga of the jazz age, when bathtub gin flowed, flappers were everywhere, and organized crime ruled the streets
Greg Meister was a farm boy who went off to war…and when he came back, everything was different. He meets Tandy Crain, a rich girl gone bad, in a Harlem jazz club, and falls in love. Together, they build a family and an empire, their lives dangerously entwined with music, the stock market and a ruthless mobster named Al Capone. It was a love built on dreams in a country built on promise. But when that promise is violently broken, Greg and Tandy must fight for their family’s survival in a brutal new country.
Previously published under the title By Friends Betrayed under Ardie’s pseudonym “Richard O’Brien.”Tom Ardies / Crime Fiction, Mysteries & Thrillers