Blood Money

Blood Money

by TomBradby (Author)

Synopsis

New York, 1929, a city of speakeasies, swells and hoodlums at the fag end of the roaring twenties. It's a hell of a time and place for a young cop to be trying to make his way in the world. Joe Quinn has been given a shot at the NYPD's main headquarters squad and his first case is one that could put his name up in lights; a banker flops onto Wall Street and all the signs point to murder. Pretty soon, the dead man is not alone; a group of old buddies is being eliminated, in a particularly gruesome manner.The men have connections to Lucky Luciano and the other denizens of organised crime. Their leader, whose true identity remains a closely guarded secret, is known simply as 'the bag man,' once the name given to a top cop on the take. The days of such naked corruption are supposed to be over, but nothing in prohibition era Manhattan is that simple. For Joe Quinn a case that starts as an opportunity swiftly becomes a nightmare from which there is no escape. The path seems to lead inexorably towards his own father, once New York's foremost celebrity cop. And at the heart of the investigation lies a woman whose love he has fought to deny for nearly a quarter of a century. She was adopted by his mother. She is about to marry his brother. And now, through her, he's about to find out just how painful being an honest cop can be...

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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Publisher: Bantam Press
Published: 26 Feb 2009

ISBN 10: 0593054636
ISBN 13: 9780593054635
Book Overview: A stunning new thriller set during the Wall Street Crash of 1929.

Media Reviews
This feisty, pacey thriller by TV news reporter turned writer Tom Bradby has it all - nervy gangsters, crooked politicians, gutsy cops and a sexy moll. It is also blessed with excellent timing...A top-notch piece of crime writing Press Association Compulsively readable...Bradby makes the most of his exotic ingredients to create a story rich in atmosphere and steeped in intrigue Yorkshire Evening Post The smoky romantic notion of speakeasies and Irish beat cops...is captured beautifully by Bradby's love of minute detail. News of the World This story of murder stalking a group of bankers during the Wall Street Crash of 1929 couldn't be more topical Peterborough Evening Telegraph
Author Bio
Tom Bradby is Political Editor of ITV News. He began his reporting career with the company as Ireland Correspondent more than fifteen years ago, during which time he covered the unfolding peace process and wrote his first novel, Shadow Dancer. As Asia Correspondent, based in Hong Kong, he was shot and seriously wounded whilst covering a riot in Jakarta. After a spell as Royal Correspondent, he went on to become UK Editor before taking up his current post in the summer of 2005. Tom Bradby is the acclaimed author of five novels. The Master of Rain was shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association Steel Dagger for Best Thriller of the Year 2002. The White Russian was shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association Ellis Peters Award for the Best Historical Crime Novel of 2003. The God of Chaos was shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association Ellis Peters Award for the Best Historical Crime Novel of 2005.