- 2014 INDIES Winner
- Silver, Mystery (Adult Fiction)
Pinkerton agent Garrett Lyons arrives in Chicago in 1882, on the trail of his partner’s murderer, and encounters a city full of plans to construct buildings that will “scrape the sky.” He stumbles across a plot involving counterfeit government bonds, fierce architectural competition, and reminders of his military past. He seeks the support of his friends—elegant Charlotte and architect Louis Sullivan. This novel will appeal to mystery fans, history buffs, and architecture enthusiasts.