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Live by Night

Dennis Lehane


On Sale Date: 10/2/2012
Imprint: William Morrow
Print Run: 400K
Format: HC
Pages: 416
Price: $27.99
ISBN: 60004878
ISBN 13: 9780060004873
Other Formats
Ebook 9780062200297
LP 9780062201393
AUD 9780062204783

By 1926, Prohibition has given rise to an endless network of underground distilleries, speakeasies, gangsters, and corrupt cops. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston Police captain, defies his proper upbringing and his father’s strict orthodoxy. Graduating from a childhood of petty theft to a career in the pay of the city’s most fearsome mobsters, Joe enjoys the riches, thrills, and notoriety of being an outlaw.  But life on the dark side carries a heavy price. For men like Joe, beyond the money and power, even the threat of prison, one fate seems more likely than all others: an early death.  Joe embarks on a dizzying journey up the ladder of organized crime that takes him from the razzle-dazzle of Jazz Age Boston to the sensual shimmer of Tampa’s Latin Quarter to the sizzling streets of Cuba. Live by Night is a relentless epic layered with a diverse cast of loyal friends and callous enemies, tough rumrunners and sultry femme fatales, Bible-quoting evangelists and cruel Klansmen, all battling for survival and their piece of the American dream.