The Prohibition era comes to life in this novel that’s full of romance, mystery, crooked cops and rum runners. The characters are believable and charming, even the rum runners, and some of them are not what they seem.
In 1926 Port Angeles, Wash., Laurie Burke is convinced her brother is involved in illegal rum running. Once she has proof, she tries to help him get out of this mess. Daniel Shepherd has returned to his childhood home to help out at the family drugstore. Laurie meets Daniel under the wrong circumstances, and she’s convinced by FBI agent Samuel Brown that he is a smuggler. Daniel does not trust either Laurie or Samuel. Who is friend and who is foe? (ABINGDON, Jul., 352 pp., $14.99)