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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Entertaining Read from Dennis Lehane: World Gone By (Joe Coughlin Series Book 3)

In World Gone By, it's the 1940s and Florida gangster Joe Coughlin is looking for financial opportunities that may arise from the war 'over there'. Joe is a rainmaker, and very good at this role. Although influential, Joe, who is of Irish descent, is no longer a big boss in the Italian crime syndicates. As threat to no one and a source of income, it comes as a great shock to Joe to learn that there is a contract on his life. How Joe handles the threat is the story of World Gone By.

Full of interesting characters and suspenseful plot twists, World Gone By is features plenty of gangster crimes but also philosophical reflections on the life. This novel can be enjoyed without reading the two earlier books in the series, The Given Day and Live By Night. That's what I did. Now, I will definitely seek out these other books.

As a side note, at this writing, the hardcover ($15.81) and Kindle copy ($14.99) of this book are practically the same price. If you buy the book, which format will you choose? Let's us know at the Facebook page.