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Amazon best books of the Month, October 2012: the story might sound a little familiar: A cop’s son falls in with bad men and turns into one. however in Lehane’s fingers, the Prohibition-technology story of Joe Coughlin’s upward thrust to legal energy is both fresh and nuanced, jam-packed with guns, booze, and babes because it roars from Boston to Tampa to Cuba. As Coughlin crosses deeper into the dark facet--amongst those who “reside by night and dance speedy”--he provokes the query that sustains this propulsive narrative: Can a person be a just right mobster and a just right particular person on the same time? extremely, Lehane, who turns into extra masterful with each and every e book, has us rooting for Coughlin whilst he slowly turns into the type of monster mobster he as soon as reviled and rebelled against. --Neal Thompson

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(as of 2012-10-06 10:59:24 PST)

Literature & Fiction

Rating: 4.1 / 5.0 (43 votes)

Released: 2012-10-02

Live by Night: A Novel by Dennis Lehane


Boston, 1926. The cff0478#three9;20s are roaring. Liquor is flowing, bullets are flying, and one man sets out to make his mark on the world.

Prohibition has given upward thrust to an unending community of underground distilleries, speakeasies, gangsters, and corrupt cops. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston police captain, has lengthy considering turned his again on his strict and proper upbringing. Now having graduated from a early life of petty robbery to a occupation within the pay of the citycff0478#three9;s so much fearsome mobsters, Joe enjoys the spoils, thrills, and notoriety of being an outlaw.

however existence on the dark facet incorporates a heavy worth. In a time whilst ruthless men of ambition, armed with cash, unlawful booze, and guns, combat for keep an eye on, no one—neither circle of relatives nor friend, enemy nor lover—can be trusted. beyond money and tool, even the threat of jail, one destiny seems most likely for men like Joe: an early dying. however until that day, he and his friends are determined to reside existence to the hilt.

Joe embarks on a dizzying journey up the ladder of organized crime that takes him from the flash of Jazz Age Boston to the sensual shimmer of Tampacff0478#three9;s Latin Quarter to the scorching streets of Cuba. stay by evening is a riveting epic layered with a diverse cast of unswerving friends and callous enemies, tough rumrunners and sultry femmes fastorys, Bible-quoting evangelists and vicious Klansmen, all scuffling with for survival and their piece of the yankee dream. at once a sweeping love tale and a compelling saga of revenge, this is a spellbinding excursion de drive of betrayal and redemption, tune and murder, that brings fully to existence a bygone technology whilst sin was lead to for party and vice was a national virtue.

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writer: Dennis Lehanepublisher: William MorrowBinding: Kindle editionLanguage: EnglishPages: 417

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