Craig McDonald

Winter, 1958: Nashville, Tennessee is locked in an icy snow storm doing nothing to cool racial tensions in Music City, USA, or points farther south.

Following a midair collision, a U.S. military crew has been forced to dump a hydrogen bomb off the coast of South Carolina—a deadly device still there today, a weapon of mass destruction whose nuclear trigger may be rest rusting at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, potentially still threatening the east coast well into the 21st Century.

Once again, forgotten history and historical figures are reanimated and given new life and relevance through the Hector Lassiter series—nothing less than a literary secret history of 20th Century America.

In an up-from-the-heels voice that recalls his first-person narration of Head Games, Hector once again tells his own remarkable story, one that rounds out the saga BookPage has called “wildly inventive” and The Chicago Tribune calls “most unusual, and readable crime fiction to come along in years.”

With Three Chords & The Truth, Craig McDonald at last sets the capstone on the Hector Lassiter series and legend, at last revealing the ultimate fate of the author-screenwriter (in)famous for living what he wrote and writing about what he lived.

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