Hard Knocks

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Thorndike Press, 2012 - Fiction - 511 pages
18 Reviews
Following the lead of Boston crime-thriller writers like Dennis Lehane and Chuck Hogan, "New York Times "bestselling author and radio sensation Howie Carr delivers a hard-hitting tale of survival, betrayal, deceit, and murder...in other words, a fictional odyssey through the last thirty years of crime in Boston.

Jack Reilly, a dodgy ex-Boston cop, is trying to make ends meet as a private investigator. When a client is killed, execution style, Reilly finds himself in a whole world of pain. Someone wants him dead--but why? To find out, Reilly must weed through thirty years of duplicity, corruption, and killing...a web of politicians dirtier than mobsters and criminals nobler than senators. He needs to uncover the dangerous truth behind the bribery, blood, and backdoor deals that define the highest levels of both organized crime and State House politics--before it's too late.

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User Review  - Sherry Wheeler - Goodreads

This was a very interesting story about a private investigator, politics, and the Mob. It had enough twists and turns to keep you guessing. Read full review

Review: Hard Knocks

User Review  - Goodreads

This was a very interesting story about a private investigator, politics, and the Mob. It had enough twists and turns to keep you guessing. Read full review

About the author (2012)

Howie Carr is an award-winning front-page columnist for the Boston Herald and the host of The Howie Carr Show, a popular New England drive-time talk radio program. Known for his scathing exposes of local politicians, he is regularly featured on NBC's Today, MSNBC, C-SPAN, and CNN. In 1985 he won a National Magazine Award, the magazine industry's equivalent of a Pulitzer Prize. He has been nominated for an Emmy. He lives in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

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