Dennis Lehane’s LIVE BY NIGHT
Live By Night is the next book in that series but works perfectly as a stand alone crime novel. The story centres on the youngest Coughlin brother, Joe who was not prominent in The Given Day. It is now 1926 and prohibition is in full effect. Joe has spurned his police family and turned to a life of crime. He proudly calls himself an outlaw. But prohibition has raised the stakes in the crime world and Joe soon find himself neck deep in a world of gangsters. When he falls in love with one of Boston’s most notorious gangster’s girlfriend Joe soon discovers what real trouble is.