Iron House

A Novel
Author(s): John Hart
Original Publish Date: Jul 12, 2011
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (15.02 hours)
Product Number: Z100124956
Released: Jun 01, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781427212245
Narrator/s: Scott Sowers
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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An old man is dying. When the old man is dead they will come for him. And they will come for her, to make him hurt. John Hart has written three New York Times bestsellers and won an unprecedented two back-to-back Edgar Awards. His books have been called "masterful" (Jeffery Deaver) and "gripping" (People) with "Grisham-style intrigue and Turow-style brooding" (The New York Times). Now he delivers his fourth novel-a gut-wrenching, heart-stopping thriller no reader will soon forget. HE WOULD GO TO HELL At the Iron Mountain Home for Boys, there was nothing but time. Time to burn and time to kill, time for two young orphans to learn that life isn't won without a fight. Julian survives only because his older brother, Michael, is fearless and fiercely protective. When tensions boil over and a boy is brutally killed, there is only one sacrifice left for Michael to make: He flees the orphanage and takes the blame with him. TO KEEP HER SAFE For two decades, Michael has been an enforcer in New York's world of organized crime, a prince of the streets so widely feared he rarely has to kill anymore. But the life he's fought to build unravels when he meets Elena, a beautiful innocent who teaches him the meaning and power of love. He wants a fresh start with her, the chance to start a family like the one he and Julian never had. But someone else is holding the strings. And escape is not that easy...? GO TO HELL, AND COME BACK BURNING The mob boss who gave Michael his blessing to begin anew is dying, and his son is intent on making Michael pay for his betrayal. Determined to protect the ones he loves, Michael spirits Elena-who knows nothing of his past crimes, or the peril he's laid at her door-back to North Carolina, to the place he was born and the brother he lost so long ago. There, he will encounter a whole new level of danger, a thicket of deceit and violence that leads inexorably to the one place he's been running from his whole life: Iron House.

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Author(s): John Hart
Product Number EB00097353
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781429990318

Professional reviews

"Scott Sowers's dramatic style and husky voice heighten the tension in this thriller about two brothers with physical and emotional scars from childhood abuse they experienced at Iron House orphanage. Michael's girlfriend Elena's pregnancy sets him on a treacherous path to end his life as a Mob hit man and give his child a chance for a good life. Brother Julian's inner darkness permeates his work as a writer of children's books and undermines his ability to function. A mobster plays on their shared Iron House history to avenge his personal losses and thwart the brothers' hopes for normal lives. Sowers clearly communicates the complex emotions of the characters. He deftly uses accents to distinguish the characters and give them depth and credibility. N.K.L. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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