The Detroit Electric Scheme

The Detroit Electric Scheme

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Will Anderson is a drunk, heartbroken over the breakup with his fiancAce, Elizabeth. He's barely kept his job at his father's company---Detroit Electric, 1910's leading electric automobile manufacturer. Late one night, Elizabeth's new fiancAc and Will's one-time friend, John Cooper, asks Will to meet him at the car factory. He finds Cooper dead, crushed in a huge hydraulic roof press. Surprised by the police, Will panics and runs, leaving behind his cap and automobile, and buries his blood-spattered clothing in a garbage can. What follows is a fast-paced, detail-filled ride through early-1900s Detroit, involving murder, blackmail, organized crime, the development of a wonderful friendship, and the inside story on early electric automobiles. Through it all, Will learns that clearing himself of the crime he was framed for is only the beginning. To survive, and for his loved ones to survive, he must also become a man. The Detroit Electric Scheme is populated with fascinating characters, both real and fictional, from a then-flourishing Detroit: The Dodge brothers and Edsel Ford come to life, interacting with denizens of the sordid underbelly of the Motor City, such as Vito Adamo, Detroit's first Mob boss, and Big Boy, the bouncer at a saloon so notorious the newspapers called it qThe Bucket of Blood.q This expertly plotted debut delivers with great research, wonderfully flawed yet likable characters, and a shattering climax.It had been one of my fathera#39;s first big successes in the automobile industry to sell Henry Ford an electric for his wife. ... humorous to think of Clara Ford starting a Model T, or any gasoline automobile for that mattera€” engaging the hand brake, setting the spark and throttle, hand-cranking ... Detroit Electrics in various states of repair filled most of this floor, and mechanics were at work on a number of them.


Title:The Detroit Electric Scheme
Author: D. E. Johnson
Publisher:Macmillan - 2010-09-14
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