Always a Cold Deck
by Robert Bruce Stewart
Number of pages: 194
In July 1900, Harry Reese is sent to Buffalo, New York, to look into a fire that has destroyed a grain elevator. But when Harry uncovers a smuggling operation, the case morphs into something more serious. Trains and steamships feature prominently as he crosses into Canada and back, accompanied by a curious young woman.
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