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Providence Rag (Liam Mulligan Novel #3) (MP3 CD)

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By Bruce DeSilva, Jeff Woodman (Read by)
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Staff Reviews

"The first two books by Bruce DeSilva‘s, Rogue Island and Cliff Walk,
have a certain amount of dark brutality to them. This feeling
punches through the books along with a disarming fun spirit, thanks to
the humor of the affable hero of Providence, Rhode Island, Reporter Liam
Mulligan. With Providence Rag, DeSilva gives us a change in tone as well as in structure and approach. This time he goes for the gut right at the beginning...DeSilva’s novel is full of his trademark level of suspense, but more
than that, it engages the reader in an ethics debate. Both Mason and
Mulligan are equally right and misguided. The fact that neither is blind
to his situation nor to the  consequences of his actions make them both
smart and sympathetic to one another...Providence Rag is a unique newspaper thriller. It ties emotion to debate, having you think as much as feel."

— Scott M.


"DeSilva's portrait of the city is at once jaundiced and adoring, and in his hands Providence becomes an appealingly noir backdrop." --Kirkus Reviews

Liam Mulligan is an old-school investigative reporter for a dying newspaper in Providence, Rhode Island. He knows every street and alley, every priest and prostitute, every cop and street thug. He knows the mobsters and politicians--who are pretty much one and the same.

Inspired by a true story, Providence Rag finds Mulligan, his pal Mason, and the newspaper they both work for at an ethical crossroads. The youngest serial killer in history butchered five of his neighbors before he was old enough to drive. When he was caught, Rhode Island's antiquated criminal statutes--never intended for someone like him--required that all juveniles, no matter their crimes, be released at the age of twenty-one.

Nevertheless, this killer is still behind bars, serving time for crimes supposedly committed on the inside. That these charges were fabricated is an open secret; but nearly everyone, including Mulligan, is fine with it. If the monster ever gets out, Mulligan figures, more people will surely die.

But Mason is not fine with it. If officials can get away with framing this killer, he declares, they could do it to anybody. As Mason sets out to prove the authorities are perverting the justice system, Mulligan searches frantically for some legal way to keep a monster behind bars. Their dueling investigations pit friend against friend in a high-stakes race against time--and snare them in an ethical dilemma that has no right answer.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781480569270
ISBN-10: 1480569275
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication Date: September 16th, 2014
Language: English
Series: Liam Mulligan Novel