The Price

The Price

by Joseph Garraty

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BN ID: 2940013348141
Publisher: Ragman Press LLC
Publication date: 09/28/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 813 KB

About the Author

Joseph Garraty is an author of dark fantasy, horror, and science fiction. He has worked as a construction worker, rocket test engineer, environmental consultant, technical writer, and deadbeat musician. He lives in Dallas, Texas.

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The Price 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A guy with special powers with access to a female cop who pulls out some martial arts
honoliipali More than 1 year ago
I received this book as a freebie in exchange for reviews. This book is a fantasy story set within the Boston mafia world. I normally do not read fantasy books. Neither of these items play a part in my honest review. This book is simply about a Boston mob-wizard. Sounded like an odd plot to me when I realized quite early on that was the subject. I thought - get real and Are you kidding me? I was very surprised that the story actually works and works very well. The book is a polished novel even though I don't care for the genre. The author has managed good proofreading and editing. I cannot think of a single instance where I thought there was anything lazy or unprofessional in the story. It has been some time since I have been able to say that. The characters ALL came to life quickly for me. The story is fast paced, interesting and entertaining. In reality, the quality of writing actually had me believing the magic was real (ok - maybe not completely). Since I am not a magic fan, that is praise for the skill of the author. I heartily recommend this book to just about anyone, If you are very religious, maybe you should look somewhere else. If you have sensitive ears when if comes to colorful language, read something else. (What, you were expecting clean prose in a Boston mob book? Didn't you see the Sopranos?) Seriously, this is a well written and entertaining book. Before you fuggedaboutit, pick up a copy and have a good read!
Katya_Sozaeva More than 1 year ago
Jimmy Peccati is a fairly normal kid ¿ his father owns a small meat market and he and his mother help him out. Of course he¿s had to grow up tough ¿ he¿s a Southie after all (for those who don¿t know that term, it means he¿s from South Boston, a rough part of town). But one day things go too far ¿ his father has always paid his ¿protection money¿ to the Russian gangsters that demand it, even though it makes things hard for them ¿ but today they¿ve arrived a day early, and they aren¿t taking ¿I don¿t have it yet¿ for an answer; they¿re beating the life half out of Jimmy¿s dad. Then two more men come in ¿ Benedict and Frankie Lazarro. That¿s the day Jimmy¿s life changes forever. That¿s the day when he realizes he really have magic, and that it can be put to use protecting his family. He just has to sign up with¿ the mob. Three words: Boston. Mafia. Wizard. This is one of the most unique and entertaining ideas I¿ve read in ages ¿ Joseph Garraty has a real winner here. The wry tone and subtle black humor evoke images of Jim Butcher¿s Harry Dresden. Yes, I know what I¿m implying may be blasphemy to some folks, but it is true ¿ I adore Harry Dresden, and I can honestly say that this book reminded me of the Dresden files. It¿s really THAT good. If you enjoy a good urban fantasy with a tough-guy wizard with a slightly blackened heart of gold, you will enjoy this book. There is a great deal of violence ¿ I mean, it¿s the mob, what do you want? But most of it is at a distance, and not overly gory. The characters are beautifully drawn and carefully developed ¿ you know exactly who they are, and they each stand as a unique individual. The plot flows smoothly and it is impossible to put this book down once you have started reading it. This book definitely gets my highest recommendation!