By Dennis Lehane
From New York Times bestselling writer Dennis Lehane comes this epic, unflinching story of the making and unmaking of a gangster within the Prohibition period of the Roaring Twenties—soon to be a Warner Bros. motion picture starring Ben Affleck, Elle Fanning, Zoe Saldana, and Sienna Miller.
Meticulously researched and artfully advised, Live via Night is the riveting tale of 1 man’s upward thrust from Boston petty thief to the Gulf Coast’s such a lot profitable rum runner, and it proves back that the accolades New York Times bestseller Lehane constantly gets are good deserved. he's certainly, “a grasp” (Philadelphia Inquirer) whose “true literary forefathers comprise John Steinbeck in addition to Raymond Chandler” (Baltimore Sun). And, “Boy, does he know the way to jot down” (Elmore Leonard).
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Joe leaned his elbows at the rail. “Pretty a lot. ” “How does somebody turn into so callous? ” “Takes much less perform than you’d think,” Joe acknowledged. Manny stopped on the gangplank the place sailors of the Shore Patrol met him. He raised his palms whereas one of many SPs patted him down and the opposite opened the toolbox. He rifled in the course of the most sensible tray after which got rid of it and put it at the pier. “If this is going well,” Graciela acknowledged, “you’ll take over rum distribution in Tampa. ” “In half Florida, actually,” Joe stated. “You’ll be strong. ” “I bet. ” “Your conceitedness will succeed in new heights then. ” “Well,” Joe stated, “one can desire. ” The SP stopped frisking Manny and he diminished his palms, yet then that sailor joined his companion they usually either checked out anything within the toolbox, began conferring, their heads diminished, one together with his hand at the butt of his . forty five. Joe regarded down the parapet at Dion and Esteban. They have been frozen, necks prolonged, eyes locked on that toolbox. Now the SPs have been ordering Manny to affix them. He stepped in among them and appeared down too. considered one of them pointed, and Manny reached down into the toolbox and got here again with pints of rum. “Shit,” Graciela stated. “Who instructed him to bribe them? ” “I didn’t,” Esteban stated. “He’s making up issues at the fly,” Joe stated. “This is fucking nice. this can be fantastic. ” Dion slapped the parapet. “I didn’t inform him to do this,” Esteban stated. “I in particular informed him to not do this,” Joe acknowledged. “ ‘Don’t improvise,’ I stated. You have been wit—” “They’re taking it,” Graciela stated. Joe narrowed his eyes, observed all of the SPs positioned a bottle within his tunic and step apart. Manny closed his toolbox and walked up the gangplank. For a second, they have been very quiet at the roof. Then Dion acknowledged, “I imagine I simply coughed up my very own asshole. ” “It’s working,” Graciela stated. “He bought on,” Joe acknowledged. “He’s nonetheless bought to do his task and come back off. ” He checked out his father’s watch: three A. M. at the nostril. He appeared over at Dion, who learn his recommendations. “I’d determine they began busting up that joint ten mins in the past. ” They waited. The steel of the catwalk used to be nonetheless hot from an afternoon of baking within the August sunlight. 5 mins later one of many SPs walked to a ringing mobile at the deck. a number of moments later, he got here operating go into reverse the gangplank and slapped his partner’s arm. The SPs ran a number of yards alongside the pier to a scout motor vehicle. They drove down the pier and became left, headed into Ybor, to the membership on 17th the place ten of Dion’s men have been, at this second, beating the shit out of approximately twenty sailors. “So far”—Dion smiled at Joe—“admit it. ” “Admit what? ” “Everything’s going like clockwork. ” “So far,” Joe acknowledged. Beside him, Graciela drew on her cigar. The sound reached them, the echo of a shockingly uninteresting thud. Didn’t sound like a lot, however the catwalk swayed for a second, they usually all held out their palms as though they stood atop a similar bicycle. The USS Mercy shuddered. The water round it rippled and small waves broke opposed to the pier. Smoke as thick and grey as metal wool billowed from a gap within the hull the scale of a piano.