Posted By trish on February 20, 2015
• Hardcover: 320 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow (March 10, 2015)
Late spring, 1943. The world is at war but the American mob is in its heyday. Former crime boss Joe Coughlin now works as a consigliere to the infamous Bartolo Crime Family, effortlessly handling its interests in Tampa, Boston, and Cuba. In the decade since he lost his wife in a cascade of bullets, Joe has made a home for himself and his son, and once again forged everything out of nothing: money, power, a relationship with a beautiful woman, and a privileged place in Tampa’s shadowy underworld.
But a rumor surfaces that someone wants Joe dead. And he has only days to figure out who, or he will die. And then there’s the ghost—a young boy who appears on the fringes of Joe’s vision and seems to be trying to tell him something. Racing against time and fate, Joe hurtles through a violent yet intoxicating world on the brink of total collapse or epic triumph, a world on the cusp of reinvention and rebirth—where the old codes, the old sins, and the old dreams may soon be swept away once and for all.
Dennis Lehane is the author of ten previous novels—including the New York Times bestsellers Live by Night; Moonlight Mile; Gone, Baby, Gone; Mystic River; Shutter Island; and The Given Day—as well as Coronado, a collection of short stories and a play. He and his wife, Angie, currently live in California with their children.
Dennis’ Tour Stops
Tuesday, March 10th: Unshelfish
Tuesday, March 10th: Crime Fiction Lover
Wednesday, March 11th: The Book Binder’s Daughter
Thursday, March 12th: Booksie’s Blog
Friday, March 13th: Bibliophiliac
Monday, March 16th: From the TBR Pile
Tuesday, March 17th: The many thoughts of a reader
Wednesday, March 18th: Ted Lehman’s Bluegrass, Books, and Brainstorms
Thursday, March 19th: Built by Story
Tuesday, March 24th: Tina Says …
Thursday, March 26th: Gspotsylvania: Musings from Spotsylvania Dog and Bird Mom
Friday, April 3rd: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews