By Bill Loehfelm
"Both a suspenseful crime tale and the saga of a afflicted Irish- American family... Superb." (Associated Press)
Kevin Curran used to be able to hand over on his more youthful brother, Danny, who's misplaced to heroin habit and tough, determined dwelling at the streets of recent York. So whilst Danny exhibits up on Kevin's Staten Island doorstep, taking a look fresh, healthy, and wealthy, Kevin can't aid yet be overjoyed.
But while Danny deals Kevin a task in an underworld plot revolving round the deserted Bloodroot Children's health facility, now not even Kevin's worst nightmares can have ready him for what he'll become aware of or the bad revelations that would pit them opposed to an international of homicide, mob hitmen-and one another.
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That way, if the police patrols came by the station, he'd be able to see them through the bar's big window. The Cocktail Hour was small and dark. There was room for a bar and two tables and a video game and that was pretty much it. There was a fat guy playing the video game and two other fat guys sitting together at the bar, talking. There was rock music playing. Shannon sat on the side of the bar where he could look out the window and keep an eye on the bus station. The bartender came over to him there.
He knew exactly how he could do it, and do it again. You weren't even sorry afterward. Not really. You were ashamed, for sure. When you were sober, when you were satisfied and bare-assed, looking for your shorts, looking for some way to dull the contrast between what you knew full well you ought to be and what in fact you were, you were plenty ashamed then. You hated the consequences, the women screaming at you in their hurt and betrayal, the three sons by two mothers that you never saw, the one boy in jail.
The buttons of the blouse pattered on the carpeting. Benny grabbed hold of the girl's breast. The girl struggled, crying out in anguish and pain. "I called the police," she managed to say. Then her voice ended in a gasp as Benny squeezed her hard and pressed himself up against her. " said Shannon. "Shut up," Benny said. He was crazy. " Shannon hesitated. His blue flashlight beam played over the girl's face. He could see her terror and then her despair as Benny's hand started fumbling under her skirt.