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Publisher Description

Following the lead of Boston crime-thriller writers, 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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Mysteries & Thrillers
January 3
Tom Doherty Associates

Customer Reviews

Captpaulge ,

Hard Knocks

A great read. As a kid from Cape Cod who followed the news, and listened to Boston talk radio, I could put faces and events in place. I love listening and reading Howie Carr.

MikeTheSucker ,

Hard Knocks

I love this book. I can't wait for more fiction from Howie Carr! I have been reading detective novels (and miles of other fiction) since I could read! Any reader can tell that Mr. Carr knows his "stuff". Locals and other fans of Boston's hardened private investigators Spenser and Gennaro should love Howie's DEEPLY experienced view of Boston's underworld.
If you enjoy true-crime, like Mr. Carr's "Hitman" & "The Brothers Bulger" and also enjoy fiction, then reading "Hard Knocks" should be first on your to-do list. Or listen while someone reads it to you. It is available in both formats for about the same price!

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