Hard Knocks

Howie Carr

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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 Hard Knocks—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.

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Chapter One
 
 
MY JAILBIRD BROTHER got me into this whole jam. It wasn’t the first time Martin T. Reilly had dragged me into something, but the difference this time was, he wasn’t even around. He was doing another bit, this one in the federal prison up in Ayer at the old Fort Devens Army base.
The feds got a “tip” from a so-called Top Echelon Criminal Informant, and a combined FBI-ATF-MSP task force bagged him down on the Connecticut line, on I-84, driving a truckload of cigarettes that did not belong to him.

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“The indictments of mobster mangled Boston continue to rain down in Howie Carr’s superb new true-crime book, Hitman. It’s horrifying, it’s deadpan shocking, it’s a brilliant treatise on criminal psychopathy and a portrait of a city defined and subverted by hoodlums run amok. Read this book—it will grab you, garrotte you, and leave you gasping for breath.”
—James Ellroy, bestselling author of American Tabloid and L.A. Confidential, on Hitman

It used to be Chicago that had all the brutal gangsters. Now it’s Boston. Howie Carr weaves a frightening tale of unlawful conduct, and it’s all true!”
—Bill O’Reilly on Hitman

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Howie Carr

HOWIE CARR is a columnist for the Boston Herald and author of The Brothers Bulger, which spent eleven weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, and the New York Times bestseller Hitman: The Untold Story of Johnny Martorano, Whitey Bulger’s Enforcer and the Most Feared Gangster in the Underworld. Carr hosts a daily four hour radio talk show that is syndicated throughout New England. Carr has won a National Magazine Award, and in 2008 he was elected to the National Radio Hall of Fame. Carr lives in suburban Boston.

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Hard Knocks
Howie Carr

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Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
January 2012
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429988667
ISBN10: 1429988665
352 pages
$9.99

Hardcover

Hardcover
Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
January 2012
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780765326409
ISBN10: 076532640X
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 352 pages
$24.99

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Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
January 2013
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765365323
ISBN10: 0765365324
Tall Rack Paperback
4 3/16 x 7 1/2 inches, 400 pages
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