Dead Line

Dead Line

A Novel

Book - 2004
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Not long after receiving an explosive tip that the mayor's son, a longtime fugitive and career criminal, is a prime suspect in the unsolved theft of priceless treasures from the Gardner Museum, Boston reporter Jack Flynn discovers that the woman who gave him the tip has been murdered and that the crime is part of a vast conspiracy that has already cost the life of an innocent.

Blackwell North Amer
Brian McGrory returns with the third thriller featuring intrepid newspaperman Jack Flynn.
For his entire career, Jack Flynn has been like a heat-seeking missile in pursuit of news, with the exclusive goal of splashing his revelations on the pages of his beloved Boston Record. But now he comes across a story that might be the hardest - and maybe the last - of his life.
Jack is the recipient of an explosive tip involving Toby Harkins, the fugitive leader of an Irish mafia and estranged son of none other than Boston Mayor Daniel Harkins. Toby also happens to be the prime suspect in the heist of a dozen priceless treasures from the Gardner Museum - the largest unsolved art theft in American history. But no sooner does the morning paper hit the newsstands with Jack's shocking story than a beautiful young woman, the mysterious whistleblower, is shot in the head. As Jack digs into a conspiracy that winds from the back rooms of City Hall to the genteel parlors of proper Boston, he must come to terms with the fact that he has caused an innocent's death, and that the FBI may be using him in a deadly game of cat and mouse in which the players involved aren't nearly who or what they seem. As a result, Jack begins to question the integrity of the job to which he has devoted his adult life.

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& Taylor

Soon after receiving a tip that the mayor's son, a longtime fugitive and career criminal, is a prime suspect in the theft of priceless treasures from the Gardner Museum, reporter Jack Flynn discovers that the woman who gave him the tip has been murdered.

Publisher: New York : Atria Books, c2004
ISBN: 9780743463669
0743463668
Branch Call Number: F MCG
Characteristics: 374 p. ; 25 cm

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WILLIAM JOSE MORAN
Sep 15, 2011

This guy has been in Boston too long. He loves to diss the midwest when he can. At the end of the book , at the climax, I found myself skipping paragraphs. Very average.

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B_Mammen
Nov 24, 2010

Excellent thriller, written by veteran newspaper reporter about a reporter who gets a tip that suddenly immerses him in an explosive story of the Irish mob, the estranged son of the Mayor of Boston, and an audacious museum heist.

With a story of this magnitude, there's no turning back - the readers must be told.

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