Live by Night (Joe Coughlin, Book 2) by Dennis Lehane

By Dennis Lehane

Boston, 1926. The '20s are roaring. Liquor is flowing, bullets are flying, and one guy units out to make his mark at the world.

Prohibition has given upward thrust to an unending community of underground distilleries, speakeasies, gangsters, and corrupt law enforcement officials. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a admired Boston police captain, has lengthy considering that became his again on his strict and correct upbringing. Now having graduated from a formative years of petty robbery to a occupation within the pay of the city's so much fearsome mobsters, Joe enjoys the spoils, thrills, and notoriety of being an outlaw.

But existence at the darkish aspect consists of a heavy rate. In a time while ruthless males of ambition, armed with money, unlawful booze, and weapons, conflict for keep watch over, no one--neither family members nor pal, enemy nor lover--can be depended on. past cash and gear, even the specter of legal, one destiny turns out probably for males like Joe: an early loss of life. yet till that day, he and his neighbors are made up our minds to reside lifestyles to the hilt.

Joe embarks on a dizzying trip up the ladder of geared up crime that takes him from the flash of Jazz Age Boston to the sensual shimmer of Tampa's Latin region to the hot streets of Cuba. dwell via evening is a riveting epic layered with a various forged of dependable neighbors and callous enemies, difficult rumrunners and sultry femmes fatales, Bible-quoting evangelists and harsh Klansmen, all struggling with for survival and their piece of the yankee dream. straight away a sweeping love tale and a compelling saga of revenge, it's a spellbinding travel de strength of betrayal and redemption, song and homicide, that brings absolutely to lifestyles a bygone period while sin used to be reason for occasion and vice was once a countrywide virtue.

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