Murder, Mayhem and the Blues.
As the newly elected mayor of the City of Blues, Mayor Candace Washington inherited a crime and drug problem that was spiraling out of control. The city used to be the center of blues music in the United States, but those days vanished like sounds in the night. Businesses went bust, people moved out, and the steady beat of the blues was replaced with the wail of police sirens.
But Mayor Washington has a plan. A plan to bring back businesses, people and the music. She sets out to create The Blue Zone, a ten-by-ten block area where crime will disappear. Three years into her term, the plan seems to be working. Crime is down, business is booming and the blues can be heard once again thrumming through the night air.
But not everything is as it seems and not everyone is on board with the city’s revival. A murder in the heart of The Blue Zone during the mayor’s re-election year leads to a war erupting between rival drug lords, both which have their own ideas about who is in control of the city. What follows is a race to solve this crime before the city is plunged into further chaos. Mayor Washington knows the city’s future, as well as her own, is riding on it.
About the Author
Richard A. Capogrosso is the author of the novels: The Blue Zone, a crime story set to the beat of the blues, In Someone Else’s Pocket, a tale of suburban adults behaving badly set in the summer of 1972, and Save Me From Tomorrow, a story of Generation X abroad. He is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and PACE University School of Law.