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The Blade Itself - Marcus Sakey
The Blade Itself
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How far would you go to protect everything you love? On the South Side of Chicago, you're only as strong as your reputation. Danny Carter and his best friend, Evan, earned theirs knocking over pawnshops and liquor stores, living from score to score, never thinking of tomorrow.Then a job went... show more
How far would you go to protect everything you love? On the South Side of Chicago, you're only as strong as your reputation. Danny Carter and his best friend, Evan, earned theirs knocking over pawnshops and liquor stores, living from score to score, never thinking of tomorrow.Then a job went desperately wrong, and in the roar of a gun blast, everything changed. Years later, Danny doesn't think about his past. He's built a new world for himself: a legitimate career, a long-term girlfriend, and a clean conscience. He's just like anyone else. Normal. Successful. Happy. Until he spots his old partner staring him down in a smoky barroom mirror. The prison-hardened Evan is barely recognizable. Having served his time without dropping Danny's name, his old friend believes he's owed major payback---and he's willing to do anything to get it. With all he loves on the line and nowhere to turn, Danny realizes his new life hinges on a terrible choice: How far will he go to protect his future from his past? A debut novel that's drawn comparison to Dennis Lehane, Laura Lippman, and Quentin Tarantino, The Blade Itself is the story of a good man held hostage by circumstance; a riveting exploration of class, identity, and the demons that shape us, where every effort to do the right thing leads to terrifying consequences and one inevitable conclusion: The more you have, the more you have to lose.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780312360313 (0312360312)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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Moonlight Snow
Moonlight Snow rated it
3.0 The Blade Itself by Marcus Sakey
This review was originally posted on amazon on May 30, 2012: This book was chosen as a group read by a goodreads group. It is unlikely that I would've found, much less read, this book, otherwise. Having said that, I found it to be a well-written, albeit somewhat forgettable, crime drama about an...
N.T. Embe
N.T. Embe rated it
I should probably shelve this, but it left me a little underwhelmed after many of the thriller books I've read and placing it into the category seems like putting a Chihuahua under the Dog category even though it resembles a rodent more in size. It was a bit of an underwhelming read for me, but that...
Moonlight Snow
Moonlight Snow rated it
This book was chosen as a group read by a goodreads group. It is unlikely that I would've found, much less read, this book, otherwise. Having said that, I found it to be a well-written, albeit somewhat forgettable, crime drama about an anti-hero.Plot summary:The book opens with a simple burglary bre...
Bearister's Book Blog
Bearister's Book Blog rated it
4.0 The Blade Itself: A Novel
This was the story of two young men who grew up together on the wrong side of the law. One of them struggled to make it to "the other side" and the other tried to drag his old friend back to the wrong side again. This was a story of love and hate, good and evil, told in the back drop of a huge cit...
Ami's Hoard
Ami's Hoard rated it
This book is fast-paced and easily read. But in terms of suspense and thrills, it is not as intense as I expected. The ending is sort of predictable and rather sentimental. Cannot be compared to Dennis Lehane as written by some reviewers in the book. However, it is a good promise of a new author for...
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