In For A Pound

In For A Pound

by Richard Marinick


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From the Boston Globe-Bestselling author of Boyos, comes another gritty, street-level tale of corruption, betrayal, revenge and redemption in the world of the South Boston Irish mob. Taut plotting, violent action, and a pitch-perfect sense of place propel tough PI Delray McCauley through this tour de force of South Boston noir.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781932112511
Publisher: Justin, Charles & Co.
Publication date: 11/25/2007
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 6.52(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.13(d)

Customer Reviews

In For A Pound 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Excellent Read, Even better then Boyos. Richard Marineck demonstrates he is a genuis in developing characters. The book is fast moving and exciting. His work ethic evident in the detailed descriptions of the people and neighborhoods of Soth Boston. I loved the book. It will be a great movie.I would rate this a A+.I Highly reccomend this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a writer, reading Rick's narrative is nothing short of humbling. His ability to bring home the bacon in portraying scenic background, introspection, mood, etc., is nothing short of masterful. Add to that his pitch perfect street/Southie dialogue and the long wait between his novels (his debut, Boyos, was/remains brilliant) proves patience is indeed a virtue. Marinick doesn't disappoint in this wonderfully sculpted tale of an ex-cop/ex-con's trials and tribulations trying to do the right thing. For those still hooked (as I am) on Marinick's Boyos mystique, In for a Pound maintains the spicy Southie flavor with Jack 'Wacko' Curran (Boyos) and a host of other Southie characters (to include lawyers, politicos and a beauty PI our protagonist McCauley is falling for) that keep the flow of Marinick's street symphony moving at just the right tempo. Things still get rough on the ever gentrifying streets of South Boston and it's a beautiful thing to have Marinick's characters around to remind us--and how! Rick Marinick is the heir to George V. Higgins and In for a Pound is to Boyos what The Digger's Game was to The Friends of Eddie Coyle.
harstan More than 1 year ago
After spending three year behind bars at Norfolk State Prison on a wrongful conviction of assaulting a DEA agent, former Massachusetts state trooper Delray McCauley is free. However, freedom is a relative term as he has no prospects in his former line of work as no law enforcement agency will hire an ex convict. Instead he returns to his South Boston roots and tends bar.------------------- However, his former occupation brings suspicion that he is a plant by the Southie gangs who roam the neighborhood with alacrity they simply distrust anyone who was in law enforcement even one who spent time in prison. Boston Police Captain Conway Lilly asks ¿Statie¿ Delray to help him on a case involving a friend, lawyer Esmond Cotter, whose safe was stolen from his office. If the cops recover it first, Cotter might face embarrassment at a minimum although he detests attorneys, McCauley he agrees to investigate out of friendship for Lil. However, by volunteering to help a buddy, he learns a friend in need is a pest as he soon finds plenty of vicious Boyos wanting him dead some over the safe, but most because he was a cop.--------------- This is an exciting urban noir that brings to life (and death) Southie especially the street thugs who stroll the neighborhood. The story line is action-packed with plenty of blood as Delray works the mean streets with gang members ready to pound him for the fun of it. Although the afterward is too perfect, Richard Marinick writes a bruising Boston brouhaha even with the presence of a Wellesley grad turned feline sleuth that readers will appreciate.--------- Harriet Klausner