McGivern's electrifying and complex crime novel brings together two misfits with nothing left to lose. When the two team up for a bank robbery, they are about to play a sucker bet with their lives. Together, they have one shot at the big time. And when that fails, all they have is each other.
Refusing to play along with the corrupt politics of mob-run waterfront, Steve Retnick is framed for murder, and after five years in prison, he returns to the docks for revenge.
"Dated but compelling"
This is a very readable and great novel of real warriors vs all their enemies on all sides (theirs and ours) told via the historical stage of The Battle of the Bulge. While classic warrior vs remf, it is also a detailed look at the field soldier of that era, wonderful character studies rather than the usual WWI stereotype soldiers. From all I heard from my uncles and family friends who were "there" this rings all true, and hence it is a great listen. You will continue to listen when you should be sleeping to see what happens next.
All of New York City holds its breath as the clock ticks toward October 15th, the night when the psychopathic killer known as the Juggler will once again strike, kidnapping, raping, and murdering an innocent young girl. The NYPD task force, headed by Detective Vincent "Gypsy" Tonnelli, is scrambling to unlock the significance of this date in order to catch the killer before it arrives.
It started almost innocently when a cop committed suicide. It was worry over ill health, said his wife. Detective Dave Bannion wasn't so sure, but when he started digging, he was told to lay off¿fast! Instead, he turned in his badge and started stalking the city streets and bars in search of the truth where he uncovers a red-hot story of murder and corruption that would blow Philadelphia's underworld sky high.
"Watch the movie too"
Mark Weir, a Chicago police lieutenant, is killed investigating a smuggling ring set up by army servicemen in Germany. His father, a retired general, decides to solve the case and find his son's murderers. Meanwhile, Durham Lasari, an Army private gone AWOL, is chosen by a drug smuggling ring to be the next courier in their drug loop between Germany, and Chicago.
"I did not read to the end."
The new Superthriller by the best-selling author of Soldiers of 44 and A Matter of Honor. The perfect planned city. The ultimate nightmare. Hard hitting and fast moving.
"Worth listening to"
When Barny Nolan, a crooked policeman, shoots a gambler who's carrying 25,000 dollars in cash, he becomes a target for organized crime.
Crooked politics and twisted passions explode into murder and a terrifying frame-up! A scream of terror shatters the quiet of the big city's swank residential section. When the police arrive at Richard Caldwell's house, they find him drunk and dazed, staring at the beautiful girl who lies dead at his feet. It looks like an out-and-out murder case - but is it? Reporter Sam Terrell thinks it is a frame-up and sets out to get the truth.
May Laval was as brilliant as a ten-carat diamond - and just as cold. As the calculating ruler of a social set, she influenced generals, politicians, and big businessmen. Slowly and shrewdly, she learned the intimate details of everyone's life and recorded the seamy facts in a diary so as not to forget a single sordid detail. One day, May Laval threatened to publish her diary. Now it’s up to PR man Jake Harrison to find out who killed May and - while he’s at it - why his wife left him.
This fervently anti-drug thriller, set in Los Angeles, is one of the author’s later works. When three fathers all lose their children to overdose, they decide to seek revenge from the dealers in the downtown LA area. A must-listen for any fan of McGivern’s pulse-pounding classics.
This dramatic heist is planned for the jeweled Virgin Mary statues from the festival parade bull race in Pamplona, Spain.
In McGivern’s classic novelSavage Streets, upper-middle class children in a suburban community in New York City are being harassed by a gang of teenagers from the poorer part of town. When the adults of the community attempt to intervene, the situation escalates, resulting in terrible - and violent - consequences.
Published nearly 40 years ago, Caprifoil delves into government duplicity and Israeli political tensions in ways that still resonate today. 'Caprifoil' is the code name of Leroi, a French agent who went missing after his partner was killed. One of their associates pursues something called the Saracen Vector in this tale of international intrig.
From the station-houses to the joy-houses, they knew about Mike Carmody. He was the best cop money could buy. And when the Syndicate boys said jump, Carmody knew just how high. But they couldn't buy Carmody's kid brother Eddie. And when Eddie turned against them, the Mob snuffed him out like a nickel cigar.