A wonderful cast of real and imaginary characters populates this action-filled novel of Gold Rush San Francisco--a cinematically paced tale of violence, corruption, frontier justice, and racial inequality that takes us into ramshackle, half-built early days of the young city. An immensely entertaining and powerfully plotted work from the author of The Bear Flag.

Pacific Street CL 1991, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780395561447