By Mark Costello
The authenticity of George V. Higgins and the hipness of Carl Hiassen mix to galvanic influence during this debut police mystery of Boston within the sixties. An city police mystery and primary novel with a differenceliterary smarts and the true inside of thin on big-city politics and crime battling. New Year's Day, 1965. The physique of pop George Sedgewick is came across on a snow-covered runway of Logan Airport, brutally murdered. No leads. lacking: 4 thousand hosts, blessed via the Pope, intended to take delivery of out to the trustworthy on the first English-language mass in the USA later that 12 months. Assigned to the case: Ray Dunn, emerging younger assistant district lawyer, son of a corrupt cop. In one other a part of the town, mythical narcotics detective Manny Manning starts off a determined look for the shadowy resource of lethal new heroin hitting the streets. This time Manny is set to arrive the pinnacle, yet his adversary is crafty, brutaland branching out right into a unusual new drug referred to as "acid". . . those quests for a killer and a broker will intersect, unleashing the ghosts of the earlier and unlocking the secrets and techniques of Boston's strongest associations. actual, realizing, bracingly cynical, Bag males instantly launches John Flood into the 1st rank of America's crime writers.
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Bag Men: A Novel by Mark Costello