Nagler 5: Article 256 changes everything

One of the questions raised in the fifth Frank Nagler Mystery, DRAGONY RISING, is how a conspiracy can result in the  takeover of a government.

This is how: Quietly, with patience, both in the dark and in plain sight.

With this: “Article 256-2006:  An ordinance to reform the duties of the city council of Ironton, New Jersey.”

Coming soon: DRAGONY RISING.

In Dragony Rising, Nagler digs deep into his family’s history to gain insight into a shady organization that is threatening the city.

The connections he finds are deeply personal and shocking.

Who is the Dragony?

A clue:

“People think revolutions take place on the streets, are loud, violent things. Crowds with torches and bricks and flags threatening overthrow. That is theater.  Revolution are ideas, formed and refined in meetings like this, in meetings your ancestors held a century or more ago to take power back from the new folks who wanted it. Your ancestors stood up and said, no. No to the pollution of their lives. No to the slippery degradation of their beliefs. So they rose up and took back the purity of their lives.”

The leader held up one hand to silence the murmured approval. “Society and its creation, government, at times rot. Such is that time. But society is a pile of rocks strapped together with the dreams of believers like you all. It is time to seek out the dreams that have putrefied. Pull out the loose rock, weaken its hold on the faulty structure. Pull one and it leans, makes a hole; pull another and it shivers, another, and it falls. Find your rock, that weak crumbling rock, brothers and sisters, and pull.”

Be afraid, be very afraid.

To see how Detective Frank Nagler had prepared to battle the Dragony conspiracy, dive into the other four Frank Nagler Mysteries: THE SWAMPS OF JERSEY; A GAME CALLED DEAD; THE WEIGHT OF LIVING; and THE RED HAND.

Coming December: The audiobook version of A GAME CALLED DEAD, read by  Dane Petersen.

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About michaelstephendaigle

I have been writing most of my life. I am the author of the award-winning Frank Nagler Mystery series. "The Swamps of Jersey (2014); "A Game Called Dead" (2016) -- a Runner-Up in the 2016 Shelf Unbound Indie Author Contest; and "The Weight of Living" (2017) -- First Place winner for Mysteries in the Royal Dragonfly Book Awards Contest.
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