[ PDF ] ✐ Payback Author Thomas Kelly – Chainnews.us

Payback New York City In The Boomtown 1980s Land Values Skyrocketing, New Buildings Going Up On Every Block, Fortunes Being Made Overnight And Extorted In The Morning On The Streets Of Hell S Kitchen, The Construction Rackets Are In The Hands Of The Irish Mob It S Always Been Their Turf Now It S Their Time And The Stakes Are Higher Than Ever Before Which Explains The Sudden Interest In The Irish On The Part Of Both The Mafia And The Feds Led By A Female Agent Trapped By The Necessity To Prove What She Is Clearly Capable Of , And The Growing Struggle For Position And Profit Within The Mob Itself, An Internecine War That Finally Ignites In The Back Rooms And Broad Daylight Of The Neighborhood At The Heart Of The Story Are The Adare Brothers Paddy, A Failed Boxer Turned Mob Henchman Who S Never Left The Streets He Grew Up On And Who, At Thirty Two, Is Beginning To Pay The Price For Years Of Living Large And Billy, A College Graduate, Back Home For The Summer To Work In The Tunnels As A Sandhog Before He Enters Law School And Gets Himself Out Of The Old Neighborhood And In On The American Dream Brothers Divided By Everything But Their Powerful Blood Tie Now, As Their Paths Converge On Familiar Streets In A Cross Fire Of Greed, Treachery, And Violence, Their Loyalties To Family, Friends, Neighborhood, And, Most Important, Each Other Will Be Put To A Brutal And Profoundly Telling Test.

[ PDF ] ✐ Payback  Author Thomas Kelly – Chainnews.us
  • Paperback
  • 323 pages
  • Payback
  • Thomas Kelly
  • English
  • 19 November 2018
  • 0449002233

10 thoughts on “Payback


  1. says:

    I really had mixed feelings about this book On the one hand, the nitty gritty details on mob violence, police procedure, working conditions in the tunnels below NYC were incredibly thorough and totally convincing Thomas Kelly has a real talent for creating terror and suspense and for putting ruthless criminals into explosive situations On the other hand, the emotional drama of the story is composed entirely of groaning cliches and stereotypes, the good guys are almost laughably predictable in I really had mixed feelings about this book On the one hand, the nitty gritty details on mob violence, police procedure, working conditions in the tunnels below NYC were incredibly thorough and totally convincing Thomas Kelly has a real talent for creating terror and suspense and for putting ruthless criminals into explosive situations On the other hand, the emotional drama of the story is composed entirely of groaning cliches and stereotypes, the good guys are almost laughably predictable in who they are and what they do The bad brother who coulda been a contendah i...


  2. says:

    During the 80s building boom in New York, Billy Adare was a sandhog tunneler He attended school at night with a goal of getting his law degres His brother, Paddy, is an enforcer for Jack Tierney, who runs the construction racket in the West Side.We learn of the difficulty these sandhogs had, building the tunnels under the skyscrapers Most of the sandhogs were Irish and the Mob wanted to replace the Irish with newly immigrated Poles, pay less and pocket the difference.When a union rep is be During the 80s building boom in New York, Billy Adare was a sandhog tunneler He attended s...


  3. says:

    As a former sandhog myself, this book is intimately close to my roots Both my grandfather and my father were sandhogs Thomas Kelly captures the details of his own turf in this tale of gangsters and hard boiled characters I m not much for the genre I like the films better but I own a signed copy of Payback that my father picked up at one of Mr Kelly s signings It remains a family heirloom Mr Kelly, as a former sandhog, has also served as inspiration for my own book, Spiked Snowballs am As a former sandhog myself, this book is intimately close to my roots Both my grandfather and my father were sandhogs Thomas Kelly captures the details of his own turf in this...


  4. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here There are not many fiction books that credibly capture the world of the building trades in NYC where all too often unions have been corrupted and are not worthy of the good union members that they are supposed to serve.


  5. says:

    His first book, and you can tell somewhat, but it does not distract from a rather tight bit of business I would call city noir No really good guys, Unions, Sandhogs, the Irish and the Italians all stirred upinto a nasty bit about family relationships of all kinds Well worth a read.


  6. says:

    Just ok, not into mob violence

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