A Shared Confidence by William Topek

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Kansas City, 1935. Private detective Devlin Caine receives a telegram from his estranged older brother, a Baltimore banker who's been framed for embezzlement. At his brother's request, Caine comes to Baltimore, expecting nothing more than to offer a little useful advice. But in short order, he finds himself deeply involved in an elaborate confidence scheme.

Never try to con a con, but Caine finds himself forced into doing just that. And he may just have the experience and know-how to take on a veteran master of the long con. But can he handle three different government agencies, his former boss, and a violent Chicago mobster who also appear on the scene?

Working in a strange city and employing cons on top of cons, Caine struggles to save not only his brother's career, but possibly his own hide.
 

About William Topek

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William Topek is originally from the Midwest, but has lived and worked throughout the United States and overseas. His widely varied career has included serving on active duty in the U.S. Air Force, teaching in a foreign middle school, and conducting regulatory seminars and security training as an employee of the federal government. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas and received his MBA from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. His interests include film, fiction, history and the art of storytelling. Shadow of a Distant Morning is his first novel.
 
Published May 27, 2012 by Central Avenue Publishing.
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Review: Kansas City PI Devlin Caine receives a telegram from Baltimore, where his brother, Nathan, asks for his help in conning a con man in A Shared Confidence, the second mystery in this series by William Topek.Nathan Caine works as Vice President in charge of Small Business Loans at a very old...

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