World Gone by

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World Gone by

By Dennis Lehane

William Morrow & Company, Hardcover, 9780060004903, 320pp.

Publication Date: March 10, 2015

Description

Lehane writes convincingly tensely . . . powerfully. USA Today

Late spring, 1943. The world is at war but the American mob is in its heyday. Former crime boss Joe Coughlin now works as a consigliere to the infamous Bartolo Crime Family, effortlessly handling their interests in Tampa, Boston, and Cuba. In the decade since he lost his wife in a cascade of bullets, Joe has made a home for himself and his son, and once again forged everything out of nothing: money, power, a relationship with a beautiful woman, and a privileged place in Tampa's shadowy underworld.

But a rumor surfaces that someone wants Joe dead. And he has only days to figure out who, or he will die. And then there's the ghost a young boy who appears on the fringes of Joe's vision and seems to be trying to tell him something. Racing against time and fate, Joe hurtles through a violent yet intoxicating world on the brink of total collapse or epic triumph, a world on the cusp of reinvention and rebirth where the old codes, the old sins, and the old dreams may soon be swept away once and for all.

The novel's plot is as complex as its morality. Daily News (New York)

Lehane has Elmore Leonard's ear for dialogue. Miami Herald.



About the Author
Dennis Lehane is the author of ten previous novels including the New York Times bestsellers Live by Night; Moonlight Mile; Gone, Baby, Gone; Mystic River; Shutter Island; and The Given Day as well as Coronado, a collection of short stories and a play. He lives in California with his family.