Hard Knocks

Author(s): Howie Carr
CD - unabridged
Audio (8 discs)
Product Number: DD47352
Released: Jan 01, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781609987725
Narrator/s: Peter Berkrot
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Following the lead of Boston crime-thriller writers like Dennis Lehane and Chuck Hogan, New York Times bestselling author and radio sensation, Howie Carr, delivers a hard-hitting tale of survival, betrayal, deceit, and murder. in other words, a fictional odyssey through the last thirty years of crime in Boston. Jack Reilly, a dodgy ex-Boston cop, is trying to make ends meet as a private investigator. When a client is killed, execution style, Reilly finds himself in a whole world of pain. Someone wants him dead-but why? To find out, Reilly must weed through thirty years of duplicity, corruption, and killing. a web of politicians dirtier than mobsters and criminals nobler than senators. He needs to uncover the dangerous truth behind the bribery, blood, and backdoor deals that define the highest levels of both organized crime and State House politics-before it's too late.

All formats/editions

Author(s): Howie Carr
Narrator(s): Peter Berkrot
Product Number Z100025879
Released: Jan 03, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780792784128
Author(s): Howie Carr
Product Number EB00109437
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781429988667

Professional reviews

"Howie Carr, a well-known talk show host and BOSTON HERALD columnist, pits ex-cop Jack Reilly against utterly corrupt local officials and an utterly corrupt FBI agent. This is a throwback to the 1950s noir genre--life is cheap, but the payoffs can be great. Peter Berkrot does very well articulating a cynical but honorable (in his own way) private eye. He voices the characters as they're presented, one by one: tired, tough, profane, arrogant, na•ve, ambitious, even idealistic. Most, but not all, are carriers of vast experience and vast contempt. The Boston milieu is recognizable to anyone who's been there. D.R.W. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"