Thomas Kelly Payback

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Payback

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New York City in the boomtown '80s, where fortunes are made with the drop of a dime. The lucrative construction rackets are in the hands of the Irish mob, sparking the envy of the Mafia, the attention of the feds, and all-out war.

Two brothers are caught in the cross fire. Paddy Adare, a failed boxer turned enforcer for the Irish gangs, and Billy, a college graduate toiling in the tunnels as a sandhog before going to law school. As greed and hatred fuel the fight that is blazing in the streets, honor and loyalty will be put to the ultimate test.

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This is a richly textured, impressive first thriller with links to everything from Upton Sinclair's pioneering exposes of brutal working conditions to Mario Puzo's family- oriented crime novels. Set in the 1980s building boom in New York City, it centers on two brothers: Paddy Adare, a former boxer who works for the Irish mobs that control the construction business in Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen, and his younger brother, Billy, who is trying to pay for law school by digging foundations for the new buildings. It's Italian gangsters fighting Irish ones, workers battling bosses, and brother against brother in a meaty stew of meaningful action.

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"Tom Kelly proves he knows New York like his own skin. He might laugh if you called him a poet but that he is. His prose is hard and heartbreaking and the talk of his characters will echo a long time. It is the talk of men and women who have to keep face and if there is love they'll utter it with an obscenity. Payback is Tom Kelly's New York, a great book to read more than once."
-- Frank McCourt, author of Angela's Ashes

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