A Noir Thriller of the 1950s, the Cold War and the Brooklyn Dodgers
Jake McHenry spent five years in Germany after Hitler's War, and came back laden with ill-gotten Nazi riches.
Back home in Brooklyn, he became a private detective because he needed a pretend job to hide the source of his riches. Mostly, however, he went to most Brooklyn Dodgers games at Ebbets Field and drank beer.
Then Joe McCarthy entered the picture. Tailgunner Joe wanted Jake to steal a secret list of celebrity American communists from the Ice Queen, a rich high-society commie named Arabella Van Dyk. The Ice Queen also happened to be the most beautiful woman that Jake had ever seen.
The break-in of the Ice Queen’s brownstone in Manhattan was easy, but it unleashed Russians, North Koreans, J. Edgar Hoover, mobsters and one stunningly beautiful spy in a wild chase for the list of celebrity commies.
In the background is the greatest pennant race in the history of Major League Baseball. It’s 1951 and the New York Giants chased the Brooklyn Dodgers for the National League Pennant. That’s the year that Bobby Thompson hit the "shot heard 'round the world." The pennant—and Jake’s life—came down to the last inning and the last pitch at the Polo Grounds in New York City on Wednesday, October 3, 1951.
Red Chaser is fun, it's 1950s noir, it's Brooklyn, it keeps you guessing, and just when you think you’ve figured it all out, you find out you’ve figured wrong. Have fun reading Red Chaser today.