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Bay Tree Publishing, King of the Bottom by William C. Gordon

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282 pages, 5.25" X 8"
ISBN: 978-0-9836179-0-7

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King of the Bottom

by William C. Gordon

On a cold and gloomy morning the mutilated body of Armand Hagopian, a prosperous Armenian businessman is found hanging from the gate of his toxic dump. The implacable finger of the law points to the decedent’s illegal Mexican workers, but crime reporter Samuel Hamilton, with the nose of a bloodhound and inexhaustible tenacity decides to investigate the death on his own. Samuel, with the help of Janak Marachak, the attorney for the accused, uncovers a sordid world of ancient revenge and violence.

About the Author

A San Francisco trial lawyer with a successful 45-year career, William C. Gordon is the author of four noir mysteries that have appeared in 15 languages. He lives in Marin County, California with his wife, Isabel Allende.


King of the Bottom is a thoroughly absorbing, well told, old fashioned mystery with a forceful narrative that leaves the reader no choice but to keep reading.”
—Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns