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Chronicle Books, 2005 - Fiction - 368 pages
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Now available in paperback, James Dalessandro's 'riveting account of corruption, greed, and murder in the City by the Bay' (Dallas Morning News) was a best-seller in hardcover and production has begun on a major motion picture. Set during the great San Francisco earthquake and fire, this page-turning historical novel reveals recently uncovered facts that forever change our understanding of what really happened. Narrated by a feisty young reporter, Annalisa Passarelli, the novel paints a vivid picture of the Post-Victorian city, from the mansions of Nob Hill to the underbelly of the Barbary Coast to the arrival of tenor Enrico Caruso and the Metropolitan Opera. Central to the story is the ongoing battle fought even as the city burns that pits incompetent and unscrupulous politicians against a coalition of honest police officers, newspaper editors, citizens, and a lone federal prosecutor. James Dalessandro weaves unforgettable characters and actual events into a compelling epic.

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Crackerjack book by a very impressive writer. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Barbara - Goodreads

Historical fiction about political graft and corruption centered arounnd the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Excellent book and worth reading. I liked JD's style of writing cliff-hanging chapters that ... Read full review

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User Review  - Alishia - Goodreads

Good read but really wanted it to be more about the earth quake and days following rather than a murder mystery. Still, I would recommend it. Read full review

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About the author (2005)

James Dalessandro is a San Francisco based screenwriter and author of several books, including mystery and true crime novels.

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