"Every historical mystery tries to home in on the ideal setting at the perfect moment in time. Anthony Flacco succeeds on both counts in his first novel, THE LAST NIGHTINGALE, which opens on April 18th, 1906 at 5:12 a.m. - the exact second of the first shock wave of the Great San Francisco Earthquake. The heaving streets, the burning buildings, the screaming victims, Flacco imagines the chaos in precise and vivid detail while contributing his own distinctive narrative touch. It seems the quake has provided cover for a serial killer, and while the city struggles to save itself, twelve-year-old Shane Nightingale is more concerned with finding the madman, who murdered his family. Once Shane crosses paths with Sergeant Randall Blackburn, who has also made it his business to capture the killer, known as "the Surgeon," man and boy discover that they make an unorthodox but efficient team. And who knows, once they overcome fire, pestilence, lawlessness and the other legacies of the earthquake to vanquish this monster, there could be more work for such a dynamic duo."
Causes Anthony Flacco Supports
Folks, it's time for us to take that final step and enforce the implanting of GPS chips into the skull of every citizen and non-citizen alike. We all...