What a dreadful mess. I've liked the other Rutledge books, but not this one. I couldn't tell one character from another, and good luck trying to get thru all of the misrepresentations and nonsense. Plus, it's 1920, and while Todd tries to make much of the technology realistic (few telephones, candles and oil lamps, no electricity), Rutledge spent an awful lot of time driving around all over in what realistically would have taken much more time. And it was redundant, always getting into the car every few minutes. Not even sure why I read it all the way thru since other books that were this ridiculous I've put down without finishing.