The Edison Effect

The Edison Effect

Book - 2014 | First edition.
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"Inventor Thomas Alva Edison is a ruthless businessman, intent on advancing General Electric and beating all rivals like Nikola Tesla and Westinghouse. Edison has agents in place in Seattle but he's come himself in pursuit of a mysterious invention lost in 1901 in Elliott Bay. When Edison asks for information, few refuse. But not University of Washington Professor Benjamin Bradshaw who's earned a reputation as a private investigator where science--electricity--is concerned. Bradshaw hopes that the lost device, one conceived in anger by an anarchist and harnessed for murder, will elude Edison's hired divers. Then one December morning in 1903, the Bon Marché's Department Store electrician is found dead in the Men's Wear Window clutching a festoon of Edison's new holiday lights. Bradshaw believes Edison has set a dangerous game in motion. Motives multiply as the dead man's secrets surface alongside rivalries at the Bon Marché. Bradshaw, his sleuthing partner Henry Pratt, and the Seattle PD's Detective O'Brien pursue leads, but none spark Bradshaw's intuition. His heart is not in the investigation but in a courtship that will force him to defy his Catholic faith or lose his beloved, Missouri. Then a crossroads in the case forces him to face his personal fears and his first professional failure. Whatever the outcomes, his life is about to change" -- from publisher's web site.
Publisher: Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, 2014.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781464202520
1464202524
9781464202506
1464202508
Branch Call Number: FIC PAJER
Characteristics: 246 pages ; 23 cm.

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Ana_gr1019
Feb 21, 2015

Edison Effect and all the books conforming the Professor Bradshaw mystery series are full of incredible scenarios, basic electric theory, 1900's scientific inventions, and complex events strategically linked one another to create an atmosphere of suspense that will completely stick you to the history from the beginning to the end. Besides, Pajer establishes an excellent criticism about the Christianity and social rules of the period with a very smooth and sweet love scent.

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