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Live By Night

Dennis Lehane

Bestseller Lehane (Moonlight Mile, 2010) chronicles the 1920’s Prohibition-era rise of Irish-American gangster Joe Coughlin in this masterful crime epic. As the youngest son of a Boston police captain, Joe has turned his back on his strict upbringing for a nightlife of prostitution, petty theft, drugs, and bootleg alcohol. When Joe winds up in prison, he meets aging Mafia don Thomaso “Maso” Pescatore, who becomes his mentor. After Joe's release,Thomaso helps him eventually become the Gulf Coast’s most successful rum runner. But the dark side of ruthless organized crime carries a heavy price, and no one can be trusted.