The Strangler

The Strangler

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Defending Jacob

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.
ISBN: 9780440237372
Branch Call Number: FIC Landa
Characteristics: rda
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481 pages

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joyrich1
Nov 30, 2015

Didn't finish

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Cabby
Mar 17, 2015

I don't like when authors use real events in their novels. Its confusing because you don't know what's real and what they changed. Its also disrespectful because they are talking about real victims. Other than that I liked this book.

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dzacher
May 29, 2012

good character development

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