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La apertura de la famosa trilogía histórica de Dennis Lehane que cuenta el auge y la decadencia de Joe Coughlin en el Boston de principios del siglo XX. Ambientada en Boston a finales de la Primera Guerra Mundial, Cualquier otro día -primera entrega de la serie Coughlin- es una impresionante epopeya que cuenta la historia de dos familias arrastradas por la vorágine política y social de un mundo que se recupera con enormes dificultades de los estragos de la Gran Guerra. Estamos en 1918. Debido a un cúmulo de azares, un joven obrero negro de Ohio llamado Luther Laurence es llevado a disputar un partido de béisbol frente a Babe Ruth, estrella emergente de ese deporte, una amarga experiencia que Luther nunca olvidará. Al mismo tiempo, el agente Danny Coughlin, hijo mayor de un legendario capitán irlandés de la policía de Boston, recibe un encargo envenenado: infiltrarse en los medios sindicales y anarquistas. A priori, Luther y Danny no tienen nada en común, pero el destino va a unirlos en Boston en 1919, el año de todas las desgracias. Y en esa ciudad en la que los bolcheviques y otros grupos de agitadores se han adueñado de las calles, la huelga de las fuerzas policiales va a prender la mecha. A través de algunos de los acontecimientos fundamentales del momento, con un tratamiento cuasi cinematográfico de la narración y unos personajes arrolladores, Dennis Lehane explora la devastadora violencia y la incontenible efervescencia de un país en busca de la libertad y en guerra consigo mismo. Considerada uno de los ejemplos más señeros de «la gran novela americana», Cualquier otro día captura de forma admirable el espíritu de una época y aborda muchos temas que nos siguen acuciando un siglo después: la raza, la inmigración, el terrorismo, la inestabilidad económica o la brecha creciente entre ricos y pobres. La crítica ha dicho... «Una novela de una fuerza desgarradora. [...] Una epopeya fiera y majestuosa. Un libro colosal, apasionado y muy bien documentado que nos hace revivir la historia.» The New York Times «El mejor libro de Lehane. [...] El autor capta la esencia de la vida estadounidense en una sociedad cambiante que refleja de forma sobrecogedora la actual.» USA Today «Sincera y conmovedora. [...] Lehane merece ser incluido entre los novelistas estadounidenses más interesantes y consumados de cualquier género o categoría.» The Washington Post Book World «Una gran novela histórica. [...] Espectacular en los detalles, inteligentemente construida, con escenas soberbiamente escritas.» The Boston GlobeShow more
1954 untersucht der US-Marshall Edward Daniels mit seinem Partner Chuck Aule das rätselhafte Verschwinden einer Patientin aus dem auf der Insel Shutter Island untergebrachten Spezialgefängis für geistesgestörte Schwerverbrecher. Die Patientin, eine mehrfache Kindesmörderin namens Rachel Solando, hatte es geschafft, ohne Spuren zu hinterlassen aus ihrer verschlossenen Zelle zu entkommen. Edward Daniels hat außerdem ein privates Interesse an dem Auftrag: Er vermutet den Mörder seiner Frau Dolores, Andrew Laeddis, auf Shutter Island. Vom ersten Moment an haben die beiden Marshalls das Gefühl, dass die Gefängnisleitung etwas zu verbergen hat. Der Verdacht, dass verbotene Experimente an den geisteskranken Kriminellen durchgeführt werden, verdichtet sich. Nachdem Daniels aus einer verschlüsselten Botschaft der verschwundenen Rachel Solando den Hinweis entnehmen konnte, dass ein nichtregistrierter Insasse existiert, wird seine Suche nach Laeddis zu Besessenheit. Während eines Hurrikanes, der die Insel von der Außenwelt abschneidet, dringt er mit seinem Partner in den abgetrennten Block C ein, in dem die gefährlichsten Verbrecher untergebracht sind. Hier finden sich erste Anhaltspunkte für die Anwesenheit Laeddis'. Die Ereignisse spitzen sich dramatisch zu, als sein Partner Chuck Aule spurlos verschwindet. Daniels entkommt im letzten Augenblick den Wachmannschaften, schafft es aber nicht, die Insel zu verlassen. Schließlich dringt er in den Leuchtturm ein, in dem er den Schauplatz der medizinischen Experimente und seinen gefangenen Partner Chuck vermutet.Show more
Exit Wounds is a thrilling anthology of crime stories written by masters of the genre, including Dean Koontz, Val McDermid, Lee Child, Jeffery Deaver, Elly Griffiths, Dennis Lehane, Joe R. Lansdale, and others. After an introduction by the editors, Paul B. Kane and Marie O'Regan, this collection includes the following stories: "The Bully" by Jeffery Deaver"Dead Weight" by Fiona Cummins"Like a Glass Jaw" by Mark Billingham"On The Anatomization of an Unknown Man (1637) by Frans Mier" by John Connolly"The Pitcher" by Sarah Hilary"Disciplined" by Martyn Waites"The Consumers" by Dennis Lehane"Voices through the Wall" by Alex Gray"Wet with Rain" by Lee Child"Happy Holidays" by Val McDermid"Fool You Twice" by Steph Broadribb"Lebensraum" by Christopher Fowler"Dancing towards the Blade" by Mark Billingham"Kittens" by Dean Koontz"Take My Hand" by A. K. Benedict"Dressed to Kill" by James Oswald"Booty and the Beast" by Joe R. Lansdale"The New Lad" by Paul Finch"The Recipe" by Louise JensenShow more
Since We Fell follows Rachel Childs, a former journalist who, after an on-air mental breakdown, now lives as a virtual shut-in. In all other respects, however, she enjoys an ideal life with an ideal husband. Until a chance encounter on a rainy afternoon causes that ideal life to fray. As does Rachel’s marriage. As does Rachel herself. Sucked into a conspiracy thick with deception, violence, and possibly madness, Rachel must find the strength within herself to conquer unimaginable fears and mind-altering truths. By turns heart- breaking, suspenseful, romantic, and sophisticated, Since We Fell is a novel of profound psychological insight and tension. It is Dennis Lehane at his very best.Show more
Dennis Lehane, the New York Times bestselling author of The Given Day and Live by Night, returns with a psychologically and morally complex novel of blood, crime, passion, and vengeance, set in Cuba and Ybor City, Florida, during World War II, in which Joe Coughlin must confront the cost of his criminal past and present. Ten years have passed since Joe Coughlin's enemies killed his wife and destroyed his empire, and much has changed. Prohibition is dead, the world is at war again, and Joe's son, Tomas, is growing up. Now, the former crime kingpin works as a consigliore to the Bartolo crime family, traveling between Tampa and Cuba, his wife's homeland. A master who moves in and out of the black, white, and Cuban underworlds, Joe effortlessly mixes with Tampa's social elite, U.S. Naval intelligence, the Lansky-Luciano mob, and the mob-financed government of Fulgencio Batista. He has everything, money, power, a beautiful mistress, and anonymity. But success cannot protect him from the dark truth of his past, and ultimately, the wages of a lifetime of sin will finally be paid in full. Dennis Lehane vividly recreates the rise of the mob during a world at war, from a masterfully choreographed Ash Wednesday gun battle in the streets of Ybor City to a chilling, heartbreaking climax in a Cuban sugar cane field. Told with verve and skill, World Gone By is a superb work of historical fiction from one of "the most interesting and accomplished American novelists" (Washington Post) writing today.Show more
Dennis Lehane returns to the streets of his acclaimed New York Times bestseller Mystic River with The Drop A love story wrapped in a crime story wrapped in a journey of faith Three days after Christmas, a lonely bartender looking for a reason to live rescues an abused puppy from a trash can and meets a damaged woman looking for something to believe in. As their relationship grows, they cross paths with the Chechen mafia; a man grown dangerous with age and thwarted hopes; two hapless stick-up artists; a very curious cop; and the original owner of the puppy, who wants his dog back. . . . The basis of the major motion picture from Fox Searchlight Pictures directed by Michal Roskam, screenplay by Dennis Lehane, and starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, and James Gandolfini.Show more
Edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci and including stories by Michael Connelly, Lee Child, Jeffery Deaver, and more, this one-of-a-kind anthology pulls together the most beloved characters from the best and most popular thriller series today. Worlds collide!In an unprecedented collaboration, twenty-three of the world's bestselling and critically acclaimed thriller writers have paired their series characters-such as Harry Bosch, Jack Reacher, and Lincoln Rhyme-in an eleven-story anthology curated by the International Thriller Writers (ITW). All of the contributors to FaceOff are ITW members and the stories feature these dynamic duos: · Patrick Kenzie vs. Harry Bosch in "Red Eye," by Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly· John Rebus vs. Roy Grace in "In the Nick of Time," by Ian Rankin and Peter James· Slappy the Ventriloquist Dummy vs. Aloysius Pendergast in "Gaslighted," by R.L. Stine, Douglas Preston, and Lincoln Child· Malachai Samuels vs. D.D. Warren in "The Laughing Buddha," by M.J. Rose and Lisa Gardner· Paul Madriani vs. Alexandra Cooper in "Surfing the Panther," by Steve Martini and Linda Fairstein· Lincoln Rhyme vs. Lucas Davenport in "Rhymes With Prey," by Jeffery Deaver and John Sandford· Michael Quinn vs. Repairman Jack in "Infernal Night," by Heather Graham and F. Paul Wilson· Sean Reilly vs. Glen Garber in "Pit Stop," by Raymond Khoury and Linwood Barclay· Wyatt Hunt vs. Joe Trona in "Silent Hunt," by John Lescroart and T. Jefferson Parker· Cotton Malone vs. Gray Pierce in "The Devil's Bones," by Steve Berry and James Rollins· Jack Reacher vs. Nick Heller in "Good and Valuable Consideration," by Lee Child and Joseph Finder So sit back and prepare for a rollicking ride as your favorite characters go head-to-head with some worthy opponents in FaceOff-it's a thrill-a-minute read.Show more
Boston, 1926. The '20s are roaring. Liquor is flowing, bullets are flying, and one man sets out to make his mark on the world. Prohibition has given rise to an endless network of underground distilleries, speakeasies, gangsters, and corrupt cops. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a prominent Boston police captain, has long since turned his back on his strict and proper upbringing. Now having graduated from a childhood of petty theft to a career in the pay of the city's most fearsome mobsters, Joe enjoys the spoils, thrills, and notoriety of being an outlaw. Joe embarks on a dizzying journey up the ladder of organized crime that takes him from the flash of Jazz Age Boston to the sensual shimmer of Tampa's Latin Quarter to the sizzling streets of Cuba. At once a sweeping love story and a compelling saga of revenge, it is a spellbinding tour de force of betrayal and redemption, music and murder, that brings fully to life a bygone era when sin was cause for celebration and vice was a national virtue.Show more
The tough neighborhood of Dorchester is no place for the innocent or the weak. Its territory is defined by hard heads and even harder luck; its streets are littered with the detritus of broken families, hearts, dreams. Now, one of its youngest is missing. Private investigators Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro don't want the case. But after pleas from the child's aunt, they open an investigation that will ultimately risk everything'their relationship, their sanity, and even their lives'to find a little girl lost.Show more
The master of the new noir, Dennis Lehane delivers a shattering tale of evil, depravity, and justice that captures the dark realism of Boston's gritty blue-collar streets. Private Investigator Patrick Kenzie wants to know why a former client, a perky woman in love with life, could, within six months, jump naked from a Boston landmark'the final fall in a spiral of self-destruction. What he finds is a sadistic stalker who targeted the young woman and methodically drove her to her death. A monster the law can't touch. But Kenzie can. He and his former partner, Angela Gennaro, will fight a mind-twisting battle against this psychopath even as he turns his tricks on them.Show more
The master of the new noir, Dennis Lehane brilliantly interweaves beauty and violence, integrity and evil in this thrilling, powerfully resonant novel. A beautiful, grief-stricken woman has vanished without a trace. So has the detective hired to find her. And a lot of money. Enter saavy, tough-nosed private investigators Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro. Rooted in the no-nonsense streets of Boston's blue-collar Dorchester, they've seen it all'and survived. But this case leads them into unexpected territory where nothing is sacred'a land of lies and corruption where trusting anyone could get them killed . . . where taking any step could be their last.Show more
As richly complex and brutal as the terrain it depicts, here is the mesmerizing, darkly original novel that heralded the arrival of Dennis Lehane, the master of the new noir'and introduced Patrick Kenzie and Angela Gennaro, his smart and tough private investigators weaned on the blue-collar streets of Dorchester. A cabal of powerful Boston politicians is willing to pay Kenzie and Gennaro big money for a seemingly small job: to find a missing cleaning woman who stole some secret documents. As Kenzie and Gennaro learn, however, this crime is no ordinary theft. It's about justice, about right and wrong. But in Boston, finding the truth isn't just a dirty business . . . it's deadly.Show more
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