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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (533 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Landay Narrator: Stephen Hoy Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Boston, 1963. A city on edge. On street corners, newsboys hawk the shocking headline: KENNEDY IS DEAD. In the city’s underworld, a mob war rages. But what terrifies Bostonians most is the mysterious killer who has already claimed a dozen victims, a murderer whose name is indelibly linked to their city: the Boston Strangler. This is the electrifying backdrop of William Landay’s magnificent new novel, a story of one Irish-American family, a city under siege, and the long shadow cast by the most infamous killer of his day . . . 

For the three Daley brothers, sons of a Boston cop, crime is the family business. They are simply on different sides of it. Joe is the eldest, a tough-talking cop whose gambling habits—fast women, slow horses—drag him down into the city’s gangland. Michael is the middle son; a Harvard-educated lawyer working for an ambitious attorney general, he finds himself assigned to the embattled Strangler task force. And Ricky, the devil-may-care youngest son, floats above the fray as an expert burglar—until the Strangler strikes too close to home.

As Joe’s mob debts close in around him . . . and Michael becomes snarled in a murder investigation gone very wrong . . . and Ricky is hunted by both sides of the law, the three brothers—and the women who love them—are forced to take sides. Now each must look deeper into a killer’s murderous rage, into their family’s own lethal secrets, and into the one death that has changed them forever. As William Landay’s complex, compassionate, and terrifying novel builds to a climax, two mysteries will collide—and a shattering truth will be revealed.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Tanya | 2/20/2014

    " I like this author but this story did not flow and had big holes in the plot. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Bob | 2/19/2014

    " Not up to the level I would expect from Landay. Slow, plodding and predictable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lauren6677yahoo.com | 2/19/2014

    " A little too complex "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jackie | 2/5/2014

    " Pretty entertaining and lots of mystery solving throughout the book. I liked the reference to the real serial killer, The Boston Strangler, but I also liked the personal aspects they took on around the Daley family. Although I wouldn't say Boston in the 1960s is my favorite time period to read about -- also the police aspect and being in Bahstan was a little too much for me -- it gave some historical perspective (right after Kennedy was shot) and I got some suspense in there. "

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