Things Could Get Ugly

The Great Depression, Jim Crow, the Syndicate, political corruption … and a dame.

If you’re a reporter looking for the big story, things could get ugly.

IT’S LATE SUMMER 1939 and Hitler is threatening war in Europe. There is the talk of Roosevelt running for a third term. The Great Depression lingers on, Jim Crow rules in the South, and the Syndicate is spreading its influence. In Covington, there is pervasive moral and political corruption. Someone has framed a black man for a crime that never happened. Fast-talking reporter Jack O’Brien is looking for the story that will make his reputation. All the way, he falls in love and finds a purpose in what he does.

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