Live by Night 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… Live by Night 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… 2012-10-02 Fiction William Morrow
Book Review

Live By Night (2012)

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
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Oct 02, 2012; Writer: Dennis Lehane; Genre: Fiction; 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+

Originally posted Sep 26, 2012 Published in issue #1227 Oct 05, 2012 Order article reprints
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