“History doesn’t just come alive on the page, it gets up and dances the tango. Dangerous dames, hot Latin rhythm, and cold hard lead keep the pages flying by in Lehane’s story set in the day of prohibition, when gangsters ruled the night, rum runners flew down the road and dangerous dames could be the ruination of a man. The son and brother of cops, Joe thrives on the adrenaline rush he finds on the other side of the law. He graduates from knocking over newsstands, to running white lightening, to holding up speakeasies—and then everything goes horribly awry in a bank job.
Joe is forced to reevaluate when he does a stint in the big house and comes under the influence of a mob boss. The line between outlaw and stone cold gangster is remarkably thin and way too easily crossed. Live By Night is drenched in history, from Boston to Tampa to Cuba. Rum runners, revolutionaries and gangsters keep the pace fast and the action hot. Reading a page of Lehane’s latest is like stepping into a time machine and being transported to the prohibition era. It feels that real.” —Deon Stonehouse, Sunriver Books & Music, Sunriver, OR. Buy Live By Night from Sunriver Books & Music and buckle up.