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Roddy Dolan, a successful suburban surgeon, long ago left behind his pastone that nearly landed him in jail at 17. When he's approached by an old friend about becoming a silent partner in a Manhattan steakhouse, he's understandably wary. So he consults with his lifelong blood brother, Danny Burns.
Danny's convinced this "vanity project" is the perfect trophy to illustrate how far they've travelled. Certain he's buried his checkered past, Roddy joins in this venture with serious reservations. Danny is quickly sucked into the high-energy glitz of the restaurant, but Roddy is suspicious.
Amidst the glitter of New York's nightlife, amongst Mafia honchos and Russian thugs, events spin out of control and the lives Roddy and Danny knew are over. Hidden shady dealings drag them and their families into life-threatening terrain. Struggling with a monster he thought he'd buried, Roddy must make momentous choices, and none are good. But he has a daring plan . . .
|Publisher:||Thunder Lake Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 3.20(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The author had me hook, line & sinker from page one! The gears of my mind were spinning through this entire book! You wonder "well what if this" or "what if that"! I started the book one night before I went to sleep and I read all night long! I simply could not put down this book! I will gladly purchase and read all of this author's future novels!
Well, that was entertaining. The story starts with Mad Dog Dolan as a boy with a slow but devastating temper who deals with a horrible home life, gets caught in a felony, and is given a choice between jail and the Army. Being a smart boy, he chooses the Army. We later discover that Mad Dog becomes Roddy, a successful surgeon with obligatory wife and two kids. He’s put his ugly childhood behind him, except for friendship with Danny, who’s become a successful CPA and financial planner. Of course, childhood comes back to bite him in the form of one Kenny Snake Eyes McGuirk, who was also in on the felony, just didn’t get caught. The three start a business venture and it all goes wrong. How Mad Dog Roddy and Danny deal with it becomes one of those page turners and you just can’t wait to see how it all comes out. Like I said, just fun. Received free copy for review.
Well done!! This is a really good read...I could hardly bear to put it down. Seemed quite realistic with regard to the thoughts and feelings of a couple of genuinely good guys who find themselves in a life-threatening situation with very few options left to them. How would you decide how far you would go to protect your family? What emotions would haunt you after you made that decision? This is a highly enjoyable novel...I hope Mr. Rubinstein has some more of these brewing in his imagination. (The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is the last sentence of the book...the only really hokey thing about it. I would certainly still highly recommend it to anyone who likes fast-paced excitement.) When I saw that his most admired authors include James Lee Burke, Dennis Lehane, Michael Connolly and Harlan Coben I thought "He could be ME! ...but with talent!"
This was a very enjoyable fast paced action packed drama involving childhood friends that meet 28 years later and enter into a business partnership. The plot thickens when the major investor uses deception and betrayal to hide business information from his other two partners forcing them into executing a desperate plan of revenge to eliminate the threat of failure. Now the mind runs rapid with flashbacks of the past, the cover-up of miniscule pieces of evidence, will the alibi hold up when the investigation turns into high gear? I pretty much read this novel in one day, had a hard time putting it down, I can't wait till you write your next novel.