The Resource Killers, Howie Carr

Killers, Howie Carr

Label
Killers
Title
Killers
Statement of responsibility
Howie Carr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Whitey Bulger is gone from Boston, but Bench McCarthy is here to take his place. Bench McCarthy is a thug's thug, a hitman, an underworld jack-of-all-trades running his own mob out of Winter Hill in Somerville while simultaneously handling "wet work" for Sally Curto, a half-demented, totally obscene mob boss. After years of gangland peace, Bench and Sally suddenly find themselves clay pigeons for unknown hit crews coming at them from every direction. The motives are as murky as the hitmen themselves, but all roads seem to lead back to the State House, where corrupt pols are battling over a bill to legalize billions of dollars' worth of new casinos. In order to stay alive as he puts an end to the uprising, the wisecracking Bench must set aside his objections and enlist the help of Jack Reilly, a dodgy ex-cop turned private investigator. The hunter has become the hunted. Killers is a thrilling ride through the dark underbelly of Boston crime and politics that could only have been written by the man novelist James Ellroy calls "the Bacon-Banging Boston Bossman"-Howie Carr, the newspaper columnist on whom Whitey Bulger first put out a contract and then called as a defense witness during his 2013 murder trial in Boston"--
Summary
"Whitey Bulger is gone from Boston, but Bench McCarthy is here to take his place. Bench McCarthy is a thug's thug, a hitman, an underworld jack-of-all-trades running his own mob out of Winter Hill in Somerville while simultaneously handling "wet work" for Sally Curto, a half-demented, totally obscene mob boss. After years of gangland peace, Bench and Sally suddenly find themselves clay pigeons for unknown hit crews coming at them from every direction. The motives are as murky as the hitmen themselves, but all roads seem to lead back to the State House, where corrupt pols are battling over a bill to legalize billions of dollars' worth of new casinos. In order to stay alive as he puts an end to the uprising, the wisecracking Bench must set aside his objections and enlist the help of Jack Reilly, a dodgy ex-cop turned private investigator. The hunter has become the hunted. Killers is a thrilling ride through the dark underbelly of Boston crime and politics that could only have been written by the man novelist James Ellroy calls "the Bacon-Banging Boston Bossman"-Howie Carr, the newspaper columnist on whom Whitey Bulger first put out a contract and then called as a defense witness during his 2013 murder trial in Boston"--
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10449856
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Carr, Howie
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Gangsters
  • Organized crime
  • Political corruption
  • FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Hard-Boiled
  • FICTION / Crime
  • Gangsters
  • Organized crime
  • Political corruption
  • Massachusetts
Target audience
adult
Label
Killers, Howie Carr
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn898418901
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
335 pages
Isbn
9780765333742
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015020939
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)898418901
Label
Killers, Howie Carr
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn898418901
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
335 pages
Isbn
9780765333742
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015020939
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)898418901

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