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Martin Quinn [ARC]

Lee, Anthony

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ISBN 10: 0060090421 / ISBN 13: 9780060090425
Published by William Morrow & Co, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 2003
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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Exceptionally FINE Advance Reading Copy in original wraps. This copy of Martin Quinn by Anthony Lee is nice, tight, bright, shiny and unread. A great copy for collectors. Size: Atlas Folio - over 23" - 25" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 001488

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Title: Martin Quinn [ARC]

Publisher: William Morrow & Co, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Original Wraps

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Without Jacket as Released

Edition: Special Advance Reading Copy

Book Type: Advance Reading Copy (ARC)

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Permeated with the language and flavor of the New York City underground, Anthony Lee's remarkable debut novel is a portrait of a young gangster torn between honor and necessity. Written with stunning authority and depth, Martin Quinn is the sharply etched and powerfully compelling tale of a man of loyalty, courage, and love taking one last shot at dignity in a world he both longs and dreads to finally, fully understand.

In custody for the double homicide of his best friend, Felix, and an old enemy, Terry Hughes, Martin Quinn must decide whether to turn state's evidence and gain protection, or keep his mouth shut and face the wrath of New York's emerging Russian mafia -- which is headed by the father of his dead best friend.

The choice should be clear after the Russians try to take him out. But Quinn opts for another way -- one that will forever earn him the respect of the passing generation of Italian gangsters who helped raise him, but one that might cost him what he treasures most: his best friend's widow and his own first love, Penelope, and a fortune in drug money that he's stashed away. Quinn figures he'll go for it all, though -- the girl, the cash, the stand-up reputation. Much lies in his way: his former heroin partners, the feds who have him in custody, and his own unrelenting conscience. But he's determined to stop at nothing -- even if his life is the price of failure.

In this fierce and vividly realized debut novel, Anthony Lee displays penetrating psychological insight into one man's anguished journey toward salvation and self-respect. Martin Quinn introduces a profoundly gifted new voice.

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This tough, gritty novel about the complex relationship between Martin Quinn, a tough, fatherless Irish kid who was raised by Italian gangsters, and Felix Pasko, the son of a Russian Mafioso, is a powerful, gripping thriller set in New York's brilliantly realized mean streets. Quinn is ambitious, not only for the respect of his criminal peers and the fortune to be made in the heroin trade, but also for his teenage sweetheart Penny, who's now married to Felix. The scheme that will achieve all his dreams is only hours away from success when revenge, greed, and betrayal lead to Felix's murder, a double-dealing ally's death, and a double homicide rap for Quinn, who must decide whether turning state's evidence against Felix's father will clear him of murder charges, make him a rich man, and gain him the most important prize of all--his best friend's widow. Lee excels at dramatizing his character's inner worlds as well as the milieu they inhabit; this is a psychologically astute novel that works on many levels and will keep the reader pinned to his seat until the last unexpected page. --Jane Adams

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