By Ken Bruen, Reed Farrel Coleman
Born right into a tough Brooklyn local, outsiders of their personal households, Nick and Todd forge a lifelong bond that persists within the face of crushing loss, blood, and betrayal. Low-level wiseguys with little ambition or even much less of a destiny, the chums develop into significant gamers within the power destruction of a world crime syndicate that stretches from the shipment zone at Kennedy Airport to the streets of latest York, Belfast, and Boston to the alleyways of Mexican border cities. Their paths are plagued by the our bodies of undercover police officers, snitches, fanatics, and stone-cold killers. within the culture of The lengthy Goodbye, Mystic River, and The Departed, Tower is a robust meditation on friendship, destiny, and fatality. A twice-told story performed within the specified layout of parallel narratives that intersect at lethal crossroads, Tower is sort of a superbly crafted knife to the guts. think a Brooklyn rabbi/poet -- Reed Farrel Coleman -- participating with a mad Celt from the West of eire -- Ken Bruen -- to supply a unique in contrast to whatever you've ever encountered. A ferocious blast of gut-wrenching ardour that blends the fierce granite of Galway and the streetwise rap of Brooklyn. Fasten your seat belts, this is often an event that's as incendiary because it is middle shriven.
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