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Literature & Fiction

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Released: 2012-10-02

Live by Night: A Novel by Dennis Lehane


Boston, 1926. The '20s are roaring. Liquor is flowing, bullets are flying, and one man sets out to make his mark on the sector.

Prohibition has given rise to an endless community of underground distilleries, speakeasies, gangsters, and corrupt police officers. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a outstanding Boston police captain, has lengthy given that became his again on his strict and right kind upbringing. Now having graduated from a childhood of petty theft to a career in the pay of the town's most fearsome mobsters, Joe enjoys the spoils, thrills, and notoriety of being an outlaw.

However lifestyles on the dark facet contains a heavy worth. In a time when ruthless males of ambition, armed with money, illegal booze, and guns, combat for keep watch over, no person—neither family nor buddy, enemy nor lover—can also be relied on. Past cash and power, even the threat of jail, one destiny seems most likely for men like Joe: an early demise. However until that day, he and his friends are determined to live existence to the hilt.

Joe embarks on a dizzying experience up the ladder of organized crime that takes him from the flash of Jazz Age Boston to the sensual shimmer of Tampa's Latin Quarter to the scorching streets of Cuba. Are living through Night time is a riveting epic layered with a various cast of loyal chums and callous enemies, tough rumrunners and sultry femmes fatales, Bible-quoting evangelists and cruel Klansmen, all scuffling with for survival and their piece of the American dream. Without delay a sweeping love story and a compelling saga of revenge, it is a spellbinding tour de drive of betrayal and redemption, tune and murder, that brings totally to lifestyles a bygone technology when sin was once result in for party and vice was once a national advantage.

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Amazon Absolute Best Books of the Month, October 2012: The story may sound a little acquainted: A cop’s son falls in with bad guys and turns into one. But in Lehane’s arms, the Prohibition-generation story of Joe Coughlin’s upward thrust to legal power is each recent and nuanced, full of guns, booze, and babes as it roars from Boston to Tampa to Cuba. As Coughlin crosses deeper into the dark facet–among those who “reside through evening and dance quick”–he provokes the query that sustains this propulsive narrative: Can a man be a excellent mobster and a good individual at the comparable time? Extremely, Lehane, who turns into extra masterful with each and every e book, has us rooting for Coughlin whilst he slowly becomes the kind of monster mobster he once reviled and rebelled in opposition to. —Neal Thompson

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Writer: Dennis Lehane Writer: William Morrow Binding: Kindle Version Language: English Pages: 417

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