The Bear: Water & Oil

by John Kerr



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/31/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 408
ISBN : 9781532086274
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 408
ISBN : 9781532086298
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 408
ISBN : 9781532086281

About the Book

The saga of the McGuire family continues. At the dawn of the 20th century disputes are no longer settled with a gun. They are handled in boardrooms with backroom deals. Under the close direction of the city’s oligarchy William Mulholland builds his aqueduct which will allow Los Angeles to expand to unprecedented size. The San Francisco earthquake sends a whorehouse piano player, a newspaper reporter and a thief to Los Angeles. Each attempt to rebuild their life which was forever changed on the morning of April 18, 1906. Renegade filmmakers from New York flee to Hollywood to make their movies. With the promise of stardom, the moguls run their studios with cutthroat efficiency, controlling the lives of all who work for them. Michael McGuire takes over the family enterprise. With the McGuire fortunes on the wane and prohibition looming on the horizon, Michael forges a partnership with Canadian and Mexican mobsters to import alcohol and cocaine to Los Angeles. Any who stand in his way are fair game. California is the place where dreams come true for some and for others a dead end. This is a tale of those who dared to dream.

About the Author

John Kerr grew up in Southern California. He has worked as a producer/director for NBC and CBS in Hawaii. He plays drums and saxophone in blues and jazz bands. Kerr lives in Southern California with his wife, three dogs and two cats. He has made it a point to never live more than 15 minutes away from a good Mexican restaurant.