India Hayes is a lot of things - starving artist, college librarian, daughter of liberal activists - but she's about to step into the most challenging role of her life: amateur sleuth. Childhood friend Olivia Blocken is back in town to wed her bodybuilder fiancâe with India as a reluctant attendant. Then Olivia turns up dead in the Martin College fountain, and all evidence points to India's brother, Mark, who still carried a torch for the bride.
When a white servant girl violates the order of plantation society, she unleashes a tragedy that exposes the worst and best in the people she has come to call her family.
On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared--Lt. Louis Zamperini. Captured by the Japanese and driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor.
The story of London's most terrifying epidemic-- and how it changed science, cities, and the modern world.