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ST. JAMES PARK investigates San Jose's shame.
vol. I of The San Jose Trilogy



When a prominent department store heir is kidnapped in 1933 under suspicious circumstances, the FBI sends cynical agent Louis Cooper to investigate.


Local bootlegger Angelo Gumina and labor activist Victoria Trinchero begin their own inquiries. 

As a raging mob intends to lynch the alleged kidnappers, Cooper, Gumina and Trinchero unearth the seedy alliances of business leaders, city officials, and organized crime.


Based on actual events (that have conveniently been forgotten), the novel is a vivid portrait of San Jose's labor unrest, government corruption, and anti-immigrant racism during the Great Depression.

© 2021 by J. Savio
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