It's the summer of 1928 and Prohibition is in full swing. Rum running along Lake Erie's southern shore is as hot as Atlantic's Rum Row. When Rusty loses his job as a Lake Erie tugboat deckhand and cannot find work to support those he loves, he desperately turns to rum running for the mysterious Trapani clan. As he slips into the underground world of rum running, he comes to realize he is losing far more than his principles- he is jeopardizing his marriage and his life. An action-packed novel of love, loyalty and revenge, RUM RUN transports the reader onto the waters of Lake Erie and into the underground world of Prohibition.
About R.C. Durkee (Cleveland, Ohio Author)
R.C. Durkee is a writer and an award winning artist who blends her love of history, nature and rural life into her creative projects. The sixth generation to have lived on her family's 185 year old farm, she has raised horses, sheep, cows and crops. Durkee has written and published short stories and essays for over twenty-five years. Her debut novel, RUM RUN is a historical fiction set during 1920's Prohibition on and around Lake Erie. RUM RUN was selected to participate in the 2015 Ohioana Book Festival in Columbus, Ohio. A member of the Historical Novel Society, she does programs and talks about her novel and local history. She is currently working on her second novel set during the Civil War.