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Author: Howie Carr Narrator: Peter Berkrot Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2012 ISBN: 9781609987732
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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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Quotes & Awards

  • “Colorfully corrupt characters and hard-charging storytelling.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Peter Berkrot does very well articulating a cynical but honorable (in his own way) private eye. He voices the characters as they’re presented, one by one: tired, tough, profane, arrogant, naïve, ambitious.”


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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephen | 11/4/2013

    " I love Howie's non-fiction books, but this novel was disappointing. I think he's got a great novel in him, but this isn't it. He should force himself to avoid the Beacon Hill stuff in his next book because it's become too redundant. He is definitely capable of a Friends Of Eddie Coyle without it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacey | 5/24/2013

    " This is Howie Carr's debut of fiction and what a debut! I ripped through the pages while holding my breath to reach the conclusion. I can't wait for his follow up! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bryan | 11/4/2012

    " Meh...rather disappointed with the book. There were too many parallels between the book and his book about Whitey Bulger. You kinda knew what was going to happen 1/3 the way through the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ken | 7/9/2012

    " 3.5 stars; Ex-cop, private eye Jack Reilly must sift through decades of Boston corruption to figure out who is trying to kill him; noir "

About the Author

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 exposés 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.

About the Narrator

Peter Berkrot, winner of Audie and Earphones Awards for narration, is a stage, screen, and television actor and acting coach. He has narrated over three hundred works that span a range of genres, including fiction, nonfiction, thriller, and children’s titles. His audiobook credits include works of Alan Glynn, Eric Van Lustbader, Nora Roberts and Dean Koontz. In film and television, he appeared in Caddyshack, America’s Most Wanted, and Unsolved Mysteries. He performs in regional and New York theaters and directs the New Voices acting school.