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Billy Adare is a law student building tunnels to save the money to see him through college. His brother, Paddy, works as a bagman/enforcer for an Irish neighbourhood gang which is in turn used by the local mafia chieftan as a sub-contractor. Trouble arises when the mafia is brought in by a construction company to help break the tunnel workers union, and delegates the task to their Irish associates. Punctuated with acts of betrayal, viciousness and vengeance on both sides, the plot moves inexorably towards a final brutal confrontation.
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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 110 x 180 x 26mm | 212g
  • Orion mass market paperback
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0752815571
  • 9780752815572

About Tom Kelly

Thomas Kelly worked for ten years in construction, graduated from Fordham University and Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, then served as Director of Advance for the mayor of New York. A former Teamster, he writes for Esquire. His first novel, Payback, has been adapted by David Mamet for a feature film. He lives in New York and Dublin.
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86 ratings
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5 17% (15)
4 30% (26)
3 40% (34)
2 10% (9)
1 2% (2)
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