by William C. Gordon
Fifth in a series of noir mysteries featuring newspaper reporter Samuel Hamilton, The Halls of Power explores corruption at the top of the money chain in San Francisco in the early 1960s. The work teems with eccentric characters at every level of society—hardboiled cops and immigrant workmen, and prosperous businessmen. None, however, can rival the albino sage, Mr. Song, who steps in with vigilante justice when the system stops working for the people of Chinatown.
“I was bewitched by this page turner about the abuses of money and power. Willie Gordon has a great talent for dialogue. I could hear the characters speaking and with its fast-paced action, this book would make a great movie.”
— Elizabeth Subercaseaux, author of A Week in October
About the Author
A San Francisco trial lawyer with a long, successful career, William C. Gordon is the author of five noir mysteries that have appeared in 10 languages. He lives in Marin County, California with his wife, Isabel Allende.