Daughter of Thor : A Manhattan Alignment
1955 and the US Navy have blocked the smuggling of Nazi loot by sea into Argentina. Israel's Mossad uncover a new route openly flaunting the secretive American banking system to pass packages through the NY docks and then on down across borders into South America. A chain of events make the FBI & NY cops forget their differences and work together as a hit-man runs loose in Little Italy & Chinatown. Enter a female FBI agent calling herself THOR: an under-cover street girl who finds herself romantically drawn into a part of American Heritage she feels has been willfully neglected. Ellis Island had been closed down the previous year, but illegal immigrants still slip in across the Canadian border to escape the aftermath of a war-torn Europe; adding to the underworld characters& zoot-suited grifters who frequent the sepia smoked filled bars & coffee houses of Little Italy & Chinatown.A gang homicide is witnessed by a movie writer with a deadline for a story which gets him involved with Lieutenant Hooker: the crossword fanatic detective in his fedora hat and belted trench-coat. A man with a with a known reputation of being able to read your mind. He admits to his witness: "I never break the law, I simply bend it to suit my facts!"
- Paperback | 392 pages
- 133.35 x 203.2 x 22.61mm | 526.16g
- 17 Feb 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Joey Morino
Born 1950, educated in New York. Entered into the shadowy world of security. Rubbed shoulders with crazy dubious characters and worked for a while with a crossword-loving Lieutenant and his brother-in-law Sergeant: here fictitiously named as Hooker & Jugg. He now lives in the UK. He always felt there were many stories to be told of an interesting period.