Don Swaim

Man With Two Faces

In Manhattan, during the depths of the Clutch Plague, Tokol Tokoloshe, a soldier of fortune, diamond thief, and rum runner, has turned vigilante along with his Amazonian-bred, blowgun-wielding sidekick Diana. Despite his crusade to combat evil, Tokol's past catches up with him when he's marked for death by Janus, a former confederate. As the amorously adventurous,sexually equivocal Tokol battles hit men, kidnappers, mobsters, blackmailers, Chinese tongs, spies, and Nazis, he courts celebs such as George and Ira Gershwin, Groucho Marx, WoodyGuthrie, Howard Hughes, Orson Welles, Clarence Darrow, and Walter Winchell. Tokol's battle for truth and justice leads him to an unexpected horror in Algiers on the eve of America's entry into World War Two.


"Man with Two Faces is an extravaganza--a wild ride through Depression-era America with hair-raising escapes, daring capers, and cameos by Clarence Darrow, Orson Welles, Albert Camus, and plenty of others from that unforgettable era. Don Swaim writes with such bravura assurance and rollicking good humor that the readers are carried along from beginning to end with little chance--or desire--to catch their breaths." S.T. Joshi, author of I Am Providence: The Life and Times of H. P. Lovecraft
"No one tells a story quite like Don Swaim. He's written a hell of a good yarn about a lovable antihero who expertly twists his way through a gauntlet of close calls, from villains' bullets and assassins' blades to tender affairs of the heart." William J. Donahue, editor-in-chief of Philadelphia Life magazine and author of Too Much Poison

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