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Eureka. Its what you say when you strike gold. Its also a town in California where the truth might be buried forever. In New York Times bestselling author William Diehls thrilling, accomplished new novel, the seamy past of Americas most glamorous state lies in this deceptively peaceful area, one hundred miles north of Los Angeles. It was the lawless place from which young, rugged Thomas Culhane escaped to fight World War I. Now its a place where, two decades later, police detective Zeke Bannon investigates a death that seems a sad accident. Until you look a bit closer. The year is 1941. Verna Wilensky has been electrocuted in her bathtub, leaving a lower-middle-class life, no survivors, and a bank account packed with almost a hundred thousand dollars. Mysterious checks have consistently come to her for more than twenty years, most drawn from a bank in San Pietro, a town once known as Eureka. Eureka was a town that used to be a bootleggers paradise and a gangsters dream. Now it is the rebuilt metropolis where Sheriff Thomas Culhane is launching a bid to be the golden states next governor. But something just might threaten his ambitions. As Bannon digs deeper into Wilenskys demise, he unearths a decades-old secret that starts in a shootout, builds to a bloodbath, and could end up within the upper echelons of Californias elite, forever changing the destiny of a state. Rich in historical detail, complex in its connection between past and present, and filled with the nonstop action that are the hallmarks of this modern master, Eureka is an epic achievement of storytelling and suspenseWilliam Diehls most extraordinary novel yet. From the Hardcover edition.
Product Details

Author: William Diehl

Language: English

Edition: (Edition: 1st)

Binding: Hardcover

Publisher: Ballantine Books

Release Date: 2002-02-26

Pages: 448

ISBN: 0345411463

ISBN13: 9780345411464