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The Daedalus Conspiracy

(2012)
(The third book in the Cyrus Skeen series)
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Cyrus Skeen, private detective in 1929 San Francisco, is asked by Charles Gilchrest, chairman of The Daedalus Society, an exclusive men-only club, to go to the The Daedalus Grove, a private enclave north of the city, to determine the nature of some trouble he has been warned about in a cryptic note written by an anonymous member. The note alludes to a controversial Senator from Nebraska and a tariff bill in Congress. It may or may not be a serious threat to the man's life. It may well foretell a fraternity-like prank, or something more serious. Skeen agrees to attend the two-week encampment of the Society in rustic Monte Rio, an annual event in the redwood forest with a reputation for Dionysian orgies and behind-the-scenes conspiracies to govern the nation.

Posing as a writer, at first Skeen feels out of his natural element of the city, but he soon begins to focus on certain individuals and their peculiar behavior, and begins to collect clues. He eventually grasps that there is indeed a serious plot afoot, but its purpose eludes him. His presence arouses the enmity of many of the eight hundred attendees of the encampment. At the end he confronts a man in a Minotaur costume wielding a Minoan battle ax. Part II - The City, will conclude The Daedalus Conspiracy, when Skeen returns to San Francisco and continues his investigation.

    

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December 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Daedalus Conspiracy: A Detective Novel of 1929 (The Cyrus Skeen Series) (Volume 3)
Author(s): Edward Cline
ISBN: 1-4812-0877-2 / 978-1-4812-0877-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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November 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Daedalus Conspiracy (Cyrus Skeen Detective Novels)
Author(s): Edward Cline
Publisher: The Patrick Henry Press
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November 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Daedalus Conspiracy: A Detective Novel of 1929 (The Cyrus Skeen Detective Series Book 3)
Author(s): Edward Cline
Publisher: The Patrick Henry Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA