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Rogue Island

Liam Mulligan (Volume 1)

Bruce DeSilva

Forge Books

2011 Edgar Award Winner for Best First Novel

Liam Mulligan is as old school as a newspaper man gets. His beat is Providence, Rhode Island, and he knows every street and alley. He knows the priests and prostitutes, the cops and street thugs. He knows the mobsters and politicians—who are pretty much one and the same.

Someone is systematically burning down the neighborhood Mulligan grew up in, people he knows and loves are perishing in the flames, and the public is on the verge of panic. With the whole city of Providence on his back, Mulligan must weed through a wildly colorful array of characters to find the truth.

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A plow had buried the hydrant under five feet of snow, and it took the crew of Engine Company No. 6 nearly fifteen minutes to find it and dig it out. The first fireman up the ladder to the second-floor bedroom window laid a hand on the aluminum siding and singed his palm through his glove.
The five-year-old twins had tried to hide from the flames by crawling under a bed. The fireman who carried the little boy down the ladder wept. The body was black and smoking. The fireman who descended with the little girl had already wrapped her in a sheet. The EMTs slid the children into the back of
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  • Bruce DeSilva recently retired from journalism after a 41-year career.  Most recently, he was the Associated Press’s writing coach, responsible for training AP journalists worldwide.  He is now a masters thesis advisor at the Columbia University School of Journalism.  He and his wife, the poet Patricia Smith, live in Howell, N.J., with their graddaughter, Mikaila, and a Bernese Mountain Dog named Brady.

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Rogue Island

Liam Mulligan

Bruce DeSilva

Edgar Allen Poe Award Winner, Anthony Awards - Nominee, Macavity Award - Winner, Shamus Awards - Nominee
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