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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 a. Do I really need to tell you in this day and age that this is a very well written crime saga filled with fully drawn characters and a page turning plot I don t think so I could just tell you that it s a new Dennis Lehane book and you should already know what to expect World Gone By is the seuel to Lehane s Edgar Award winning Live by Night and you should definitely read that book before tackling this one It leads to a much rewarding experience Set in the middle of World War II in 1943 years after the events in Live By Night former South Florida crime boss Joe Coughlin has sort of gone legit a member of the Commission with Meyer Lansky but now he just runs his sugar cane and importexport business acting as the legal front and consigliere to the present Florida crime l

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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 its 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. I like crime stories set back in the days of fedoras and trenchcoats and I m a big fan of Dennis Lehane s So this should be perfect right Sadly the best I can say is that it isn t badSet 10 years after the previous book Live By Night Joe Coughlin has left behind his days of building a criminal empire based on bootlegging to the respectable position of being a prominent man in Tampa Joe runs several successful businesses but his real job is to work as an advisor and fixer for the Mob As World War II rages the same shortages of men and resources have hit even organized crime Thanks in part to Joe s help the drugs gambling prostitution and various other criminal enterprises are still doing well as he splits time between Florida and CubaAs a man who makes no enemie

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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 underworldBut 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. A book with cover artwork that includes a faux sticker with a Stephen King uote about this book The best gangster novel since The Godfather A book so compelling that when I found out it was the last of a trilogy not only did I order the two preceding books I kept on reading this one A book so absorbing that I have delayed designing my new bathroom for want of reading thisIt s 1943 the United States is at war and back in Tampa Joe Coughlin retired gangster and now middleman between the legitimate world and the underworld is virtually everyone s ally but can anyone be untouchable in the world of organised crime The gangster and associated life is but a matter of a flick of a coin right A wonderful real feeling look at Tampa in the 1940s and the reach and power of organis


10 thoughts on “World Gone By

  1. says:

    What they didn’t tell you about absolute power was that it was never absolute; the instant you had it someone had already lined up to try to take it away Princes could sleep soundly but never kings The ear was always tuned for the creak on the floorboard the whine of a hinge The princes would probably do well to stay alert as well Remember Richard the Third? World Gone By is the final volume of Dennis Lehane’s Coughlin Famil

  2. says:

    I like crime stories set back in the days of fedoras and trenchcoats and I’m a big fan of Dennis Lehane’s So this should be perfect right

  3. says:

    Joe stared out at all the prehistoric flora and told himself that's exactly what was troubling him that's what was gnawing at his soul

  4. says:

    This excellent novel concludes the Coughlin Family trilogy that Dennis Lehane began with The Given Day Through the three books the story ultimately comes to focus on Joe Coughlin and is set against background of the nation's turbulent history from the end of World War I to the middle of World War II Joe is the son of a Boston cop Da

  5. says:

    In this 3rd book in the 'Joe Coughlin' series the gangsterbusinessman is in the midst of deadly mob rivals The book can be

  6. says:

    A book with cover artwork that includes a faux sticker with a Stephen King uote about this book The best gangster novel since The Godfather A book so compelling that when I found out it was the last of a trilogy not only d

  7. says:

    Do I really need to tell you in this day and age that this is a very well written crime saga filled with fully drawn characters and a page turning plot? I don't think so I could just tell you that it's a new Dennis Lehane book and

  8. says:

    I completely enjoyed this book for a number of reasons I’m not a fan of ‘bad boys’ so when I found myself drawn to Joe Coughlin I was shocked Yes he’s a gangster however he possesses a bit of a conscious or at least twinges of guilt in some instances and his devotion to his son was the deal breaker forcing me to become a fan Joe walks the tight rope of morality and immorality uestions right and wrong searching deep withi

  9. says:

    Description 'The best gangster novel since The Godfather' Stephen King Joe Coughlin is untouchable Once one of America's most feare

  10. says:

    Seven years after the events of Live By Night Dennis Lehane’s World Gone By picks up as Joe Coughlin settles into a position acting as a bridge between the criminal underworld and high society Coughlin makes a lot of people a lot of

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