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Live By Night

Live by NightFour years after his overstuffed 1919-set novel The Given Day, which featured Boston cop Danny Coughlin and a glut of big-name cameos, Lehane...Live by NightFictionFour years after his overstuffed 1919-set novel The Given Day, which featured Boston cop Danny Coughlin and a glut of big-name cameos, Lehane...2012-09-28William Morrow
MOB MENTALITY This sequel to The Given Day focuses on Boston cop Danny Coughlin's brother Joe

MOB MENTALITY This sequel to The Given Day focuses on Boston cop Danny Coughlin's brother Joe

B+

Live by Night

Genre: Fiction; Author: Dennis Lehane; Publisher: William Morrow

Four years after his overstuffed 1919-set novel The Given Day, which featured Boston cop Danny Coughlin and a glut of big-name cameos, Lehane offers a sequel of sorts. This time the focus is on Danny’s little brother Joe, who defies his lawman dad and brother and goes to work for Italian mobsters — despite his Irish roots and occasional pricks of conscience (or at least aversion to senseless violence). Live by Night is a ripping, movie-ready yarn that jumps from a Boston prison to Tampa speakeasies to a Cuban tobacco farm. B+

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