"A complex, entertaining thriller," "with a crackerjack cast, pitch-perfect dialogue...and action scene posed exquisitely between menace and chaos." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review) (named to Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2013)
Charlie Beckham is a rising star among federal prosecutors until, on the morning of the most important court day of his career, a deranged homeless man turns Charlie's life upside down with a single word. He calls Charlie by a secret nickname known by only one other person in the world--Charlie's brother Jake, who went missing thirteen years ago. Charlie has a hundred questions but the homeless man disappears before Charlie can ask a single one.
So begins Charlie's search for answers, and for his brother, a search that leads him down Boston's darkest streets, into its blackest alleys, and, finally, into its criminal underworld. But if Charlie wants answers he'll have to get them from some of the most feared and ruthless people in the city.
Author's note: This book contains some adult language and violence.
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Brothers and bones...good book!
At first I wasn't sure about this book but Mr. Hankins writing style is very good and even funny in terrible situations. Charlie, a lawyer, is caught up in the climax of what really happened to his brother, Jake. With the help of an unexpected companion, his life is about to change and it's scary! I would have given five stars but of course the language was not pretty and well, it's just my policy.
Brothers and bones
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Looking forward to more books by this author. Great plot with lots of twists, turns, surprises and humor. You felt as though you actually knew each character.
Kind of silly.
I liked James Hankins other book, Drawn, and I like his humor and sharp wit in this book. But the plot of this book has more holes in it than government policy.