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Dennis Lehane’s WORLD GONE BY

This time around I was ready for gangster territory, this time post-Prohibition and the world at war (a great fit now Boardwalk Empire has finished). Joe Coughlin, at the ripe old age of 37, is now the elder statesmen of the Tampa mob. Following the events at the end of Live By Night he no longer runs the show. He has many legitimate businesses and keeps the odd toe in a few illegitimate ones. But his soul focus is now his son. He knows he can never escape the life he has built but he can

Lehane brings 1940s Florida to vivid and sweltering life. Boston maybe his literary stomping ground but he shows he can bring all those same skills to wherever he wants. He also returns to the themes he started in The Given Day; fathers and sons. As always with Lehane this is tightly plotted that builds to a blockbuster ending. And you know we haven’t finished with Coughlin Clan yet. And we may even be back onto the original track…

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ISBN: 9780060004903 ISBN-10: 0060004908 Classification: Crime & mystery , Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945) , Historical fiction Format: Hardback (229mm x 152mm x 33mm) Pages: 416 Imprint: William Morrow & Company Publisher: William Morrow & Company Publish Date: 10-Mar-2015 Country of Publication: United States

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