. . . in a 70-year Legal Thriller and Murder Mystery set in Atlantic City. Schofield puts the resort's underbelly on display as a youthful Italian immigrant evolves into a mob boss, and a blueblood lawyer charged with murder walks the thin line between zealous advocacy and lawlessness.
TWO-HUNDRED MILLION YEARS AGO, a small and spineless life form crawled from the sea onto the shore that was to become Atlantic City. It shook its legs on the left side of its body and paused. It shook its legs on the right side and paused. Then, a slug ate it in one gulp.
It was the first floor show in Atlantic City. Two-hundred million years of evolution can’t change some things.
A lesson to learn, my new friend, then stroll by these sands. Savor each moment. Live, love, and look over your shoulder. You’re joining The Boardwalkers.
FINDING AMERICA, as a young Italian immigrant in the 1920s, the first leg of his journey is by sailing ship. In Atlantic City he "makes his bones" with the Black Hand. Si, he is a killer with heart. But that's too simple a portraiture for so complex a man.
The "Boss of the Boardwalk," as Tony Quick Fish also becomes known, possesses frailties and powerful strengths. He is capable of teaching us all how to love . . . and how to kill when death is due.
A YOUNG ATTORNEY, who was raised in the comfortable Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia, faces his first trial as a lawyer defending a Reverend in a case that "Christ can't win."
When Paul's mentor in the law, Lee Gunther, sends him through those Atlantic County courtroom doors, fate is drawn. You'll find Lee again in Schofield's legal thriller and history mystery A Run to Hell.
SHE WAS A YOUNG AND RISING STAR in the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office when Carol and Paul found eyes for each other. But professional conflicts keep causal glances from becoming something more. Can heat percolate this twosome? After all, anything happens in Atlantic City.
PERHAPS IT'S BEST to simply step onto the boardwalk. Look over your shoulder as you stroll. You'll meet all The Boardwalkers, who are so well defined at this review link.
“A great tale about our town.”
—Pinky Kravits, WOND-AM, Atlantic City
“Grabs you from the first page.”
—Book Dealers World
“Schofield is fun. He’s entertaining. A storyteller.”
—The Press of Atlantic City
—Writers Life Magazine
"Enjoyed! Really well written.
—Dale Throneberry, Veterans Radio
5.0 out of 5 stars for a compelling murder mystery that you can't put down once you begin! WOW! Once you begin this book you are pulled in and never let go! With the plot and so many sub-plots . . . so many threads which all come together in a surprising ending you just can't stop turning pages . . .
5.0 out of 5 stars for an excellent and fast paced read! Both the book and the author are new to me and I can honestly say this was one of the best books I've read . . .
5.0 out of 5 stars: Exciting and well written. I really enjoyed reading The Boardwalkers. There was a lot going on in this novel, but the author handled all the different threads and scenarios perfectly, so I was never confused and always eager to see what would happen next. Schofield is particularly good with characters. There are quite a few, and each is unique, with his/her own distinct personality. No stock, one-dimensional characters here . . .
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