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Grand Central Pub
Now available in paperback, James Dalessandro's "riveting account of corruption, greed, and murder in the City by the Bay" (Dallas Morning News) was a best-seller in hardcoverand production has begun on a major motion picture. Set during the great San Francisco earthquake and fire, this page-turning historical novel reveals recently uncovered facts that forever change our understanding of what really happened. Narrated by a feisty young reporter, Annalisa Passarelli, the novel paints a vivid picture of the Post-Victorian city, from the mansions of Nob Hill to the underbelly of the Barbary Coast to the arrival of tenor Enrico Caruso and the Metropolitan Opera. Central to the story is the ongoing battlefought even as the city burnsthat pits incompetent and unscrupulous politicians against a coalition of honest police officers, newspaper editors, citizens, and a lone federal prosecutor. James Dalessandro weaves unforgettable characters and actual events into a compelling epic.

Baker & Taylor
Against the raging backdrop of the great San Francisco earthquake and fire, this gripping tale of greed, murder, and love, drawn from recent discoveries, is told by a young reporter who vividly brings to life this Victorian-era city that waged two wars--one against nature's forces, and the other against corrupt politicians. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

Publisher: San Francisco, Calif. : Chronicle, 2005.
ISBN: 9780811849418
Characteristics: 368 p. ; 23 cm.


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debwalker Aug 26, 2011

"This historical fiction begins as a complex, multi-layered crime noir about political corruption until the devastating San Francisco earthquake of 1906 and the ensuing fires create all-out chaos throughout the city."
Stephan Lee
Entertainment Weekly


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