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Darlene Marshall, author

I write award-winning historical romance about pirates, privateers, smugglers and the occasional possum.

Island of Vice: Theodore Roosevelt's Doomed Quest to Clean Up Sin-Loving New York - Richard Zacks The title says it all. TR's quest was doomed, partly because he saw everything as "zero tolerance", taking an all or nothing approach to cleaning up vice and corruption in Gay 90's New York City. He ended up with mostly nothing, but it was a valuable experience for him, and ultimately, for the NYPD.