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Kings of America by R.J. Ellory (Paperback, 2017) Crime & Thriller Action Book


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Kings of America 
by R.J. Ellory
Paperback – 16 May 2017
Fleeing to America following a terrible crime, Irish-born fighter, Danny McCabe, throws in his lot with Nicolas and Lucia Mariani, siblings who have emigrated from Corsica in search of their fortunes.
Adrift in the tough and unforgiving world of 1930s New York, they rely on Danny’s bareknuckle fighting skills to survive. While Nicolas is tempted ever deeper into the underworld, Lucia can think of little but her obsessive drive to succeed in Hollywood.
When Danny McCabe’s dreams of boxing stardom become a terrifying nightmare, fate compels them to escape westwards to Los Angeles. On the run, the trio are bound together by blood, by shared secrets, and finally by love, as Danny and Lucia embark upon an affair that is as profound as it is dangerous.
Nicolas, driven by greed, soon finds a welcome home in the dark world of corruption and vice that lies behind the glitzy facade of America’s city of dreams. Danny McCabe is desperate to bury the dark secret of his past, while Lucia is caught in the crossfire between her brother and the man she loves.
About the Author
R.J. Ellory is a critically acclaimed author whose novels include the bestselling A Quiet Belief in Angels, which was a Richard & Judy Book Club selection and won the Nouvel Observateur Crime Fiction Prize.
Ellory’s novels have been translated into twenty-six languages, and he has won the USA Excellence Award for Best Mystery, the Strand Magazine Best Thriller 2009, the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year for A Simple Act of Violence, the St Maur Prize, the Avignon Readers’ Prize, the Livre de Poche Award and the Quebec Laureat. He has been shortlisted for a further thirteen awards in numerous countries, including four Daggers from the UK Crime Writers’ Association.
Despite the American setting of his novels, Ellory is British and currently lives in England with his wife and son.
Product details
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Orion; 1st edition (16 May 2017)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 368 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1409163121
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 9781409163121
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15.5 x 3.3 x 23.2 cm

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Weight 1.0 g
Dimensions 25 × 15 × 5 cm


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Action, Adventure, Crime & Thriller

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Kings of America

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Books, Thriller


Orion Publishing Co

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432 Pages


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