The Hidden Man

The Hidden Man

A Novel of Suspense

By Anthony Flacco

Ballantine Books, Paperback, 9780812977585, 285pp.

Publication Date: June 24, 2008

Description
1915. A city emerges from the ashes . . . and so does a killer concealed in its shadows.
Nine years after San Francisco's great earthquake and fires, the city is just beginning to be reborn and is full of possibility. The World's Fair is opening to herald the completion of the Panama Canal and display exciting wonders and the promise of the new technological age.
Yet the primitive past haunts the city's renaissance. Leaving a trail of brutality, a murderous fanatic secretly stalks one of the fair's chief attractions: the brilliant mesmerist James "J. D." Duncan. Homicide detective Randall Blackburn and his adopted son, Shane Nightingale, must combine their intuitive profiling skills deductive techniques to solve a murder that hasn't happened yet . . . one that only its terrified intended victim can see coming.
Praise for Anthony Flacco's "The Last Nightingale"
"Flacco imagines the chaos of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake] in precise and vivid detail while contributing his own distinctive narrative touch."
"-The New York Times"
"Gripping . . . Flacco's] screenwriting talent shines in this story of the earth's destructive power and humanity's moral depravity. . . . Dickens meets Hannibal Lecter. Brace yourself."
"-Booklist"
"A frightening and haunting picture of a ruined city staggering back to reality."
"-The Washington Times.


About the Author
Anthony Flacco was born in Oklahoma and grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado, one of four brothers. Their father was an Air Force pilot and mother was a talented artist and painter.

His background as a trained stage actor with over 2,000 performances under his Actors Equity membership provides the primary basis for his critically acclaimed ability to empathize with a wide cross-section of personalities. He moved into screenwriting when he was selected for the prestigious American Film Institute fellowship in Screenwriting. He received his MFA in screenwriting after winning AFI's Paramount Studios Fellowship Award and was then selected out of 2,000 entrants for the Walt Disney Studios Screenwriting Fellowship, where he spent a year writing for the Touchstone Pictures division. His screenwriting experience drives narrative stories that are visually compelling, whether for a movie theater or the screen of a reader's imagination.

He is an experienced public speaker and frequently gives seminars on crime writing, and is a featured speaker on writing for writers conferences and clubs and serves as Editorial Consultant to Martin Literary Management in Seattle, WA.

For more information, see www.AnthonyFlacco.com