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Book Talks – Paddy Hirsch The Devil’s Half Mile
February 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Paddy Hirsch, author of The Devil’s Half Mile
This riveting historical thriller debut set in 1799 New York City details little-known facts about Free Blacks and Slave Blacks in New York City in the 1800s. Seven years after a financial crisis nearly toppled America, traders chafe at government regulations, racial tensions are rising, gangs roam the streets and corrupt financiers make back-door deals with politicians… 1799 was a hell of a year.
Thanks to Alexander Hamilton, America has recovered from the panic on the Devil’s Half Mile (aka Wall Street), but the young country is still finding its way. When young lawyer Justy Flanagan returns to solve his father’s murder, he exposes a massive fraud that has already claimed lives, and one the perpetrators is determined to keep secret at any cost. The body count is rising, and the looming crisis could topple the nation. Join us to learn more about this fascinating tale from author Paddy Hirsch. Books will be available for sale and signing.
Thursday, Feb. 7 • 7 p.m. • Central Library/Donald Wright Auditorium • 285 E. Walnut St.