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By Philip Metcalfe

Philip Metcalfe has defined his position as an writer as that of a "painter who endows a misplaced international with the character and the dailiness it as soon as possessed." In Whispering Wires, Metcalfe tells the tale of Roy Olmstead, one of many vital bootleggers in Prohibition-era Seattle, and the 1st significant federal court docket case in regards to the use of wiretaps. He writes, "Set into movement then was once a constellation of stipulations that not anyone may have foretold. Prohibition had produced a shadow universe ruled by means of an aberrant ethical algebra." This ancient narrative follows town officers, Prohibition brokers, and rumrunners who chased, kept away from, and double-crossed one another in the course of certainly one of Seattle's such a lot exciting eras.

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