The King of Alton Park
Van Guines, author
On a warm sunny day in Chattanooga, Tennessee, back in 1950, Shang Butler was asked to look into the murder of Zeebdee Morton by his eighteen-year-old daughter. She had a run in with the killer, who made it clear that there was more to the killing than a simple self-defense claim would cover. As things heated up in the investigation, trouble comes right down the alley. Is Butler ready for the challenge? You can bet your ass on that one. Then he gets an offer he can't refuse from Maryjo's grandma to get on the case and get to the bottom of it.Meanwhile things around town start to go up in smoke. A cab ride across town reveals some real strange befellows. When that's done, we find him in the middle of a dangerous gun battle where the king of Alton Park just may need a hand. When it's all said and done, the rewards are great, but the outcome may be surprising. There's action, romance, and mystery, and all this is based on a true story. Today we still are not sure why Zeebdee was killed, but The King of Alton Park gives it one hell of a spin.Shang Butler is a brave man from the battlefields of World War 1 to the back streets of the Chattanooga underworld. He won't back down, and he doesn't disappoint. He goes to town on this one, but as he does, he just may make more enemies than friends.