The Gods of Gotham (Unabridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

1845. New York City forms its first police force. The great potato famine hits Ireland. These two seemingly disparate events will change New York City. Forever.
Timothy Wilde tends bar near the Exchange, fantasizing about the day he has enough money to win the girl of his dreams. But when his dreams literally incinerate in a fire devastating downtown Manhattan, he finds himself disfigured, unemployed, and homeless. His older brother obtains Timothy a job in the newly minted NYPD, but he is highly skeptical of this new "police force." And he is less than thrilled that his new beat is the notoriously down-and-out Sixth Ward-at the border of Five Points, the world's most notorious slum.

One night while making his rounds, Wilde literally runs into a little slip of a girl-a girl not more than ten years old-dashing through the dark in her nightshift . . . covered head to toe in blood.

Timothy knows he should take the girl to the House of Refuge, yet he can't bring himself to abandon her. Instead, he takes her home, where she spins wild stories, claiming that dozens of bodies are buried in the forest north of 23rd Street. Timothy isn't sure whether to believe her or not, but, as the truth unfolds, the reluctant copper star finds himself engaged in a battle for justice that nearly costs him his brother, his romantic obsession, and his own life.

GENRE
Fiction
NARRATOR
SB
Steven Boyer
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
12:09
hr min
RELEASED
2012
March 15
PUBLISHER
Penguin Audio
SIZE
645.7
MB

Customer Reviews

Jrfivisalive ,

Terrible

This book (audiobook) is aweful. Good premise and story ruined by terrible writing. Author bent over backward to be profound..."it was too critical to even say it was important." What? So, then, it was critical? Terrible. Just terrible. "I didn't want that voice to see me." Well, that's good--voices can't see. Must miss!

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