The Strangler

William Landay September 24, 2019

The Strangler William Landay Boston, 1963 A city on edge On street corners, newsboys hawk the shocking headline KENNEDY IS DEAD In the city s underworld, a mob war rages But what terrifies Bostonians most is the mysterious killer who has already claimed a dozen victims, a murderer whose name is indelibly linked to their city the Boston Strangler This is the electrifying backdrop of William LandBoston, 1963 A city on edge On street corners, newsboys hawk the shocking headline KENNEDY IS DEAD In the city s underworld, a mob war rages But what terrifies Bostonians most is the mysterious killer who has already claimed a dozen victims, a murderer whose name is indelibly linked to their city the Boston Strangler This is the electrifying backdrop of William Landay s magnificent new novel, a story of one Irish American family, a city under siege, and the long shadow cast by the most infamous killer of his day For the three Daley brothers, sons of a Boston cop, crime is the family business They are simply on different sides of it Joe is the eldest, a tough talking cop whose gambling habits fast women, slow horses drag him down into the city s gangland Michael is the middle son a Harvard educated lawyer working for an ambitious attorney general, he finds himself assigned to the embattled Strangler task force And Ricky, the devil may care youngest son, floats above the fray as an expert burglar until the Strangler strikes too close to home.As Joe s mob debts close in around him and Michael becomes snarled in a murder investigation gone very wrong and Ricky is hunted by both sides of the law, the three brothers and the women who love them are forced to take sides Now each must look deeper into a killer s murderous rage, into their family s own lethal secrets, and into the one death that has changed them forever As William Landay s complex, compassionate, and terrifying novel builds to a climax, two mysteries will collide and a shattering truth will be revealed.From the Hardcover edition.

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