"The author's attention to detail and skilled storytelling give readers the feeling that they are viewing the series of events close up, in real-time; an exceptionally well-told story of a man who was consumed with power and a young woman who was driven to a desperate and unbelievable crime of passion. Highly recommended!" -- The Columbia Review
"Fiction ripped from history's headlines. Politics! Infidelity! Murder! David Stokes has done it again with Jake & Clara." -- DAVID PIETRUSZA, author of "1932, The Rise of Hitler & FDR:
Two Tales of Politics, Betrayal, and Unlikely Destiny"
"David Stokes is a rare talent. His fiction reads like true life, and his nonfiction has the brilliant feeling that the story once appeared on the front page of the New York Times. Jake and Clara may be written like a novel, but it presents a vivid portrait of America during its most colorful and turbulent era. Stokes cuts through the glitter and the gloss and unmasks the corruption and the murder that would leave lasting scars on the last great and hedonistic days of America before the worm turned and the Great Depression left it in ruin." -- CALEB PIRTLE, Venture Galleries