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Holden, Craig | Jazz Bird, The | Book - Advance Reading Copy
Jazz Bird, The | Holden, Craig | Book - Advance Reading Copy


 
THE JAZZ BIRD by Craig Holden
ADVANCE READING COPY


Advancereading copy, mint, new/unread in pictorial wraps. 2002 NY: Simon & Schuster ISBN 9780743212960
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JAZZ BIRD, THE by Craig Holden - BOOK - ADVANCE READING COPY

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Lawyer George Remus became the country's biggest bootlegger, grossing over $80 million until his arrest. Upon his release from prison, he learns that his beautiful wife, Imogene, has left him and that his bank accounts are empty. On the morning of their divorce, he runs her car off the road in the middle of rush hour in Eden Park and shoots her to death. Shocked and fascinated by this horrible crime, the country gears up for a sensational trial pitting the man known as "the king of the bootleggers" against Chief Prosecutor Charlie Taft, the youngest son of the former president. The trial is a national spectacle, a lens focused on the fabulous rise and fall of the Remus empire and the tragic love story within it, and an attempt to answer some tantalizing questions: What actually happened to the fortune? What are the motives of the federal agent who brought Remus down? What complex emotions and desires, leading ultimately to the ruin of three men, really lie within the heart of the woman known as the Jazz Bird? Based on a true story, The Jazz Bird is at once a love story, a crime novel, and the tale of the courtroom battle between two powerful men whose respective futures hang in the balance.

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