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Things Could Get Ugly
by Gary Reed
Publication Date: April 15, 2018
Top Quark Publishing Co.
eBook & Paperback; 437 Pages
Genre: Historical Fiction
The Great Depression, Jim Crow, the Syndicate, a Corrupt Politician…and a Reporter.
If you’re a reporter looking for the truth, things could get ugly.
LATE SUMMER 1939: Hitler threatens war in Europe. Here, the Great Depression persists, Jim Crow rules the South, and mob corruption spreads.
Reporter Jack O’Brien returns to him hometown looking for the story that will prove he has what it takes to be a great reporter. He finds a scoundrel preacher, a framed black man, dirty cops, crooked politicians, dangerous mobsters…and love.
“This is historical fiction, but it’s obvious Reed did his homework.” -Rober Schrage, author of CARL KIGER: The Man Beyond the Murder
“Gary Reed’s third novel Things Could Get Ugly continues to deliver the high quality mystery writing of his two earlier works. Reed, a well known Greater Cincinnati attorney, has a knack for writing well researched mysteries that shine a spotlight on relevant social issues used to fuel a cracking good plot. He makes us care about those caught in the grinding wheels of oppression. But Reed gives us a bonus: a love story that deeply humanizes the hero. Yes. I loved Things Could Get Ugly.” – Amazon Reviewer
About the Author
Gary Reed draws on his extensive legal experience in his writing. He practiced law in a large law firm and later in an in-house capacity. Throughout his career, he managed litigation and investigations across the country.
He has always been interested in writing. He wrote for and edited his high school and college newspapers and penned a number of professional articles in his areas of legal specialty.
Gary relies on a robust network of beta readers to make sure his works are easy to read and enjoyable. He is also an active participant in two writers groups.