The Strangler

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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....

the Washington Post - Patrick Anderson

this Is, Finally, Genre Fiction, But Of A High Order. In The End, One Of The Brothers Must Perform Some Rambo-style Heroics To Put Things Right, And A Dying Man Must Stay Alive Just Long Enough To Gasp Out A Much-needed Confession. Because Landay Is Writing About Crime In Working-class Boston, Some Reviewers Have Compared Him To Dennis Lehane. That Calls For Clarification. the Strangler Is Superior To Lehane's Early Kenzie-gennaro Novels, But It Does Not Equal The Rich Prose And Intense Characterization Of His mystic River. Still, It's An Impressive And Satisfying Performance, And Landay Is A Writer To Watch.

Author : William Landay

Publisher : Bantam

Published Year : 2007

Format : Mass Market Paperback, 496 pages

ISBN : 0440237378

ISBN13 : 9780440237372