It all began with a note in a dead man’s hand three days before the Fourth of July. As far as LAPD homicide detective Morris Baker is concerned, the local HUAC agents can handle this murder case…except something isn’t sitting right. Who would kill a washed up film director and a small-time CBS reporter? Why were the bullets shot into these men slightly irradiated? And why did a dead Stanford professor leave an old photo album filled with pictures of African expeditions to Baker in his will? In this alternate version of 1958 where McCarthy is in the White House and a terrified America is seeing Communists around every corner, Baker must overcome his own dark past to uncover an even darker truth…

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