Mercy Row

3 books in series
5 out of 5 stars 9 ratings

Mercy Row Publisher's Summary

Mercy Row is a novel set in 1920s and '30s Philadelphia. It is the story of the rise of a North Philadelphia crime family that was also responsible for building the homes and factories that make up this blue-collar area of the city. Despite the violent trials and tribulations caused by rival gangs from South Philadelphia and Chicago, Jacob Byrne and Franklin Garrett, with the help of the Irish immigrants who settled the Kensington area, build a formidable Irish mob.

This legal and criminal enterprise kept North Philadelphia free from the mafia for two generations. Jacob's and Franklin's organization was built on the blood of those who opposed them, the sweat of the laborers who built North Philly and the tears of the wives and mothers whose loved ones were lost in the struggle.

©2013 Harry Hallman (P)2014 Harry Hallman
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  • Book 1

    • Mercy Row

    • A Philadelphia Story
    • By: Harry Hallman
    • Narrated by: Rick Myers
    • Length: 5 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    • Story
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    Mercy Row is a novel set in 1920s and '30s Philadelphia. It is the story of the rise of a North Philadelphia crime family that was also responsible for building the homes and factories that make up this blue-collar area of the city. Despite the violent trials and tribulations caused by rival gangs from South Philadelphia and Chicago, Jacob Byrne and Franklin Garrett, with the help of the Irish immigrants who settled the Kensington area, build a formidable Irish mob.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 2nd Go Round

    • By Michael on 01-25-18

    Regular price: $17.99

  • Book 2

    • Mercy Row Clann

    • Mercy Row Series, Book 2
    • By: Harry Hallman
    • Narrated by: Rick Myers
    • Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    As World War 2 rages, the Byrne family must send their sons to fight the German's and Japanese while they battle for survival against old and new enemies at home. The Byrne children's ability to protect and grow the family, and the K & A Gang, is tested with violence, sorrow, fear, and love.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great narration. I hope this series continues.

    • By Capt Bill on 11-07-14

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Mercy Row Retribution, Volume 3

    • By: Harry Hallman
    • Narrated by: Rick Myers
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    While serving as a pilot during the Vietnam War, Gerry Amato - the grandson of Jacob Byrne, the head of a powerful North Philadelphia Irish crime family - seizes the opportunity to create a lucrative marijuana smuggling operation. It's 1967, and under the secrecy of a classified military operation, and with the assistance of a Marseille mob that owns plantations in Cambodia, he is able to send tens of thousands of pounds of marijuana to Philadelphia every month.

    Regular price: $19.95