By Dennis Lehane
Boston, 1926. The '20s are roaring. Liquor is flowing, bullets are flying, and one guy units out to make his mark at the world.
Prohibition has given upward push to an never-ending community of underground distilleries, speakeasies, gangsters, and corrupt police officers. Joe Coughlin, the youngest son of a well known Boston police captain, has lengthy due to the fact that grew to become his again on his strict and correct upbringing. Now having graduated from a youth of petty robbery to a occupation within the pay of the city's so much fearsome mobsters, Joe enjoys the spoils, thrills, and notoriety of being an outlaw.
But existence at the darkish aspect includes a heavy rate. In a time whilst ruthless males of ambition, armed with money, unlawful booze, and weapons, conflict for keep an eye on, no one--neither family members nor buddy, enemy nor lover--can be relied on. past funds and tool, even the specter of legal, one destiny turns out probably for males like Joe: an early loss of life. yet till that day, he and his acquaintances are made up our minds to stay existence to the hilt.
Joe embarks on a dizzying trip up the ladder of geared up crime that takes him from the flash of Jazz Age Boston to the sensual shimmer of Tampa's Latin region to the scorching streets of Cuba. reside by means of evening is a riveting epic layered with a various forged of unswerving buddies and callous enemies, tricky rumrunners and sultry femmes fatales, Bible-quoting evangelists and harsh Klansmen, all fighting for survival and their piece of the yankee dream. right now a sweeping love tale and a compelling saga of revenge, it's a spellbinding journey de strength of betrayal and redemption, song and homicide, that brings totally to existence a bygone period whilst sin was once reason for get together and vice was once a countrywide virtue.