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  • Location: Chicago

Deep Dark Night

Deep Dark Night

Why a Booktrail?

2000s: A city in darkness. A building in lockdown. A score that can only be settled in blood…

  • Genre: Crime

What you need to know before your trail

Working off the books for FBI Special Agent Alex Monroe, Florida bounty-hunter Lori Anderson and her partner, JT, head to Chicago. Their mission: to entrap the head of the Cabressa crime family. The bait: a priceless chess set that Cabressa is determined to add to his collection.

An exclusive high-stakes poker game is arranged in the penthouse suite of one of the city’s tallest buildings, with Lori holding the cards in an agreed arrangement to hand over the pieces, one by one. But, as night falls and the game plays out, stakes rise and tempers flare.

When a power failure plunges the city into darkness, the building goes into lockdown. But this isn’t an ordinary blackout, and the men around the poker table aren’t all who they say they are. Hostages are taken, old scores resurface and the players start to die.
And that’s just the beginning…

Travel Guide

Travel to Chicago with Lori Anderson

This is a kick-ass visit to Chicago. Much of the action takes place in and around Millennium Park, The Bean Tower and Lake Shore boulevard. One building is used to showcase a very interesting poker game where the stakes are high.

The city is well evoked and used in the story. The presence of the field office is also a spot since Lori here is caught between a rock and a hard place by Agent Monroe. One last job in the windy city. Could there be a storm ahead?

There’s a lot of scenes in a very nice, swanky penthouse apartment. A locked room mystery to entrap Mafia boss Cabressa and gain sufficient evidence to enable Monroe to lock him up for life. Lori is the only female player in the room and JT and other security guards have to remain in other rooms whilst the game is going on. All very cloak and daggers.


BookTrail Boarding Pass: Deep Dark Night

Destination/location: Chicago  Author/guide: Steph Broadribb  Departure Time: 2000s

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