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Published by Scribner, 22 September 2016. ISBN 978-1-4711-5666-3 (HB)
dramatic events surrounding the establishment of electrical power in the USA
during the large 1880s and 1890s are recounted by Graham Moore in this splendid
historical novel. Westinghouse, Tesla and Edison conflict as each tries
to gain the exclusive rights to electrifying America. Paul Cravath, a
young, newly qualified lawyer (also a real participant in the events) presides
over Westinghouse's legal representation. Paul is the protagonist through
whose eyes we view the inventors and the investors for this totally new
There are exciting events including
an accidental electrocution and a major laboratory fire but there are no
murders! The personalities of Westinghouse, Tesla and Edison are
explored and the 3 men come to life - they are almost larger than life!
The excitements of negotiations and the conflict of powerful
personalities provides suspense as Paul negotiates some very. murky waters but
this is not crime fiction. It is an excellent recreation of a very
interesting period of American history as major figures first establish and
develop their overweening positions in US business life.
Jennifer S. Palmer
Graham Moore's first book was the
superb The Sherlockian (English title
The Holmes Affair).
Moore is the New
York Times bestselling author of The Sherlockian and the Academy
Award winning screenwriter for The Imitation Game, which also won a
Writers Guild of America Award for best adapted screenplay. Moore was born in
Chicago, received a B.A. in religious history from Columbia University in 2003,
and now lives in Los Angeles.
my reading life crime fiction has been a constant interest; I really enjoyed my
15 years as an expatriate in the Far East, the Netherlands
& the USA
but occasionally the solace of closing my door to the outside world and sitting
reading was highly therapeutic. I now lecture to adults on historical topics
including Famous Historical Mysteries.