Lehane Mob novel is hard to refuse

March 14, 2015 8:16 PM

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There's a deadly war fermenting in the post-bootlegger underworld of Tampa, a year after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Joe Coughlin is the 37-year-old "retired" gangster, now a partly legit businessman who, a decade earlier, stepped back from the life of violence when his wife was shot dead in a gangland ambush.

Now Joe's a widowed father of a bright 9-year-old son, Tomas. Joe's trying to follow a less violent path as the consigliere to Tampa's ruling Bartolo crime family. He is widely respected. He has acquired wealth, power, even a wonderfully frisky but risky mistress who makes him believe happy endings ...

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