River City Blues
Written by: Ward Howarth
Narrated by: Ward Paxton
It’s early 1944 and Richmond, Virginia is a devil’s paradise. Ration scams and police corruption are rampant while the inflated black market commands top dollar. Detective Sergeant Bennie Sherwood, fresh off a soul-scarring tour of duty with the Marines, couldn’t care less. His old man was recently murdered under suspect circumstances, and he’s on a hunt for the truth.
But then an old friend is killed during a botched black market raid and Bennie is thrust onto a hellride through Richmond’s underworld. Suddenly, he’s at the front lines of a new kind of war, one that’s played out in gentlemen’s clubs and back alleys between tobacco kingpins and numbers runners. It’s a dark, twisted journey that will test Bennie’s every limit, even as it gets him closer to the truth about his father…
Until, that is, he’s framed for murder. Now the subject of a citywide manhunt, Bennie must choose – disappear into the shadows and succumb to his fractured mind, or confront his darkest fears and root out the evil that has infested his city.
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