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Goldilocks
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Goldilocks

by Andrew Coburn
 

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Lawrence, Massachusetts, is a quiet little town. But it’s only quiet because the deals have already been made, the police are working hand in hand with the mob, and everyone knows where they stand. That quiet is about to be shattered. Louise Baker has married her way to the top and her mob connections have brought her the power she always wanted. She doesn’t worry

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Lawrence, Massachusetts, is a quiet little town. But it’s only quiet because the deals have already been made, the police are working hand in hand with the mob, and everyone knows where they stand. That quiet is about to be shattered. Louise Baker has married her way to the top and her mob connections have brought her the power she always wanted. She doesn’t worry much about jilting her latest lover, handsome Henry Witlo, known as Goldilocks. But Henry’s got a vicious streak and maybe he’s a little crazy. Crazy enough to set in motion a chain of events that could blow the town sky high.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Corruption, betrayal, the Mafia and ties that go back to childhood provide the underpinnings of this gloomy but well-written entry from veteran Coburn ( Off Duty ; The Babysitter ). Louise Baker, child of the slums, has worked her way to the top of a Mafia loan operation, meanwhile having married the mentally unstable scion of an old New England family and established herself in a small, affluent town near her birthplace, Lawrence, Mass. She still keeps in touch with, and helps, friends from her youth, and she calls on one of them, lawyer Barney Cole, to find employment for a young man whom she had briefly taken as a lover but now wants to get rid of. He is Henry Witlo (the Goldilocks of the title), a psychotic Vietnam War veteran who now proceeds to terrorize a recently widowed client of Cole's. This subplot moves in tandem with the main plot, chronicling the downfall of Louise and the network of people who owe her favors. The feds are after her, and when they start putting pressure on her associatesCole, his lawyer mistress, the police captain who kills for herit all ends in death and betrayal, with only Cole standing firm to his principles. ( Jan. )

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780843957075
Publisher:
Dorchester Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
01/02/2007
Pages:
358
Product dimensions:
4.22(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.02(d)

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