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In the Shadow of Lies: An Oliver Wright WWII Mystery

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Richmond, California. 1944.

Homicide detective Oliver Wright comes home from the war in the Pacific injured and afraid his career is over, but when black soldiers are suspected of murdering an Italian Prisoner of War, the Army asks Oliver to find out the truth.

He and his German shepherd join forces with an Italian POW captain and with a black MP embittered by a segregated military. During their investigation, these unlikely allies expose layers of deceit and violence that stretch back to World War I.

In the Shadow of Lies reveals the darkness and turmoil of the Bay Area during World War II, while celebrating the spirit of the everyday people who made up the home front. Its intriguing characters will resonate with the reader long after its deftly intertwined mysteries are solved.

(This second edition of In the Shadow of Lies is a revision of the 2014 publication.)

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