Hard Knocks

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Thorndike Press, 2012 - Fiction - 511 pages
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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  - mikedraper - LibraryThing

Jack Reilly is an ex-cop in Boston who is trying to make a living as a P.I. He's also trying to live down the embarassment of his younger brother, Mickey, being in jail. A former convict and friend of ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

From Carr, Boston Herald columnist, talk-show host and author of true crime books (The Brothers Bulger, 2006, etc.), a first novel in which all politics are local. And dirty.Jack Reilly is a former ... Read full review

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