STONEWALL JACKSON'S ELBOW
After the death of J. Burton Caldwell, president of the First National Bank of Contrary, West Virginia and founder of the city's Museum of Fakes and Frauds, federal bank examiners find three-quarters of a billion dollars missing. A hick bank in a hick town, and it stacks up to be one of the biggest failures in the history of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. When the FDIC attempts to recoup investors' losses by auctioning off the bank's assets and the museum's holdings, the attractive museum curator vanishes and suspicious accidents start to befall winning auction bidders. Failure analyst Owen Allison, a successful bidder himself and the suitor of the vanished curator, joins in the hunt for the missing millions and soon finds himself the target of a mysterious series of attacks.
Palo Alto Weekly Review