All Monty Brogan ever really wanted when he grew up was to be a fireman. Now he's about to start a seven-year stretch in the federal penitentiary for drug dealing. With just twenty-four hours of freedom to go, he prowls the city with his girlfriend and his two best friends from high school-a high-flying bond trader and an idealistic teacher. As the minutes count down, Monty seizes one last chance to stack the odds in his favor. Hurtling from the money pits of Wall Street to Manhattan's downtown lounge and club scene, from the enclaves of the Russian mob to the old immigrant neighborhoods, 25th Hour evokes the pulsing rhythms and diamond-hard edges of a city in the raw, illusory hours between midnight and dawn. A taut and mesmerizing tale of an urban purgatory suspended between the crime and the punishment, 25th Hour heralds the arrival of a major player in contemporary noir fiction. For more on this spectacular movie event, visit the 25th Hour web site.
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I totally agree with the reviews given to this book especially since its a First Time Publishing for the author. It has plenty of sentences that give awesome and detailed vision that add a sense of actually SEEING something.
At times I found myself HEARING the character from The Sopranos narrate the part of one of the School Teachers' that coexist in the storyline.
I also had that happen during the re-reading of HOOT, but it was then Liam Neeson.
What surprises me is the date given to this story and how it somewhat Played out in my own life.
Being on the brink of jumping off a bridge in N.Y seemed sadly tragic, and given the characters options: alot seemed to be mysterious chapter to chapter.