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Prohibition Paperback – December 15, 2012

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 188 pages
  • Publisher: Airship 27; First Edition edition (December 15, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0615743889
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615743882
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,134,290 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
I'm going to get to talking about PROHIBITION in a bit, I promise. But first, I gotta relate a little story that will assist me in making my opening point. Okay? Thank you for your patience and sit back. Here it goes:

Couple of weeks ago I'm having a Skype conversation with a gentleman who is incensed that I don't like "Hobo With A Shotgun." It's a perfect modern grindhouse movie he insists. No, I politely disagree. "Planet Terror" is a a perfect modern grindhouse movie. The gentleman spends the next two minutes expressing his opinion that whatever it is I allegedly use for thinking must be composed of excrement and another minute telling me that "Planet Terror" is garbage and why on Earth do I think it's the better movie.

"Because," says I, "Robert Rodriguez knows what grindhouse is. The guys who made `Hobo With A Shotgun' just think they know what grindhouse is."

Which finally brings me to PROHIBITION by Terrence McCauley. We've got a lot of New Pulp writers who think they know what a 1930's gangster story is. But Terrence McCauley knows what a 1930's gangster story. Man, does he ever.
We're in New York, 1930. The town is run by Archie Doyle, the city's most powerful gangster who is more like the monarch of an unruly kingdom. And there's somebody out there looking to take his crown. Archie's got an ambitious plan in mind that will give him more power than he's ever dreamed of before. But he's got to stay alive long enough to see that plan through. That's where his chief enforcer Terry Quinn comes in. Terry's an ex-boxer and the toughest mug on two legs. But finding out who's trying to start a bloody gang war between Archie Doyle and his main rival, Howard Rothman is going to take more than just being tough.
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Prohibition for me was a fantastic story bringing us back to 1930's gangster run New York. The Irish Mob is still in power and has their hands in everything that's worth being in from Booze to gambling. They are higher class though and stay away from the drugs. Archie Doyle is King and has big plans to move even farther up the food chain.

Terry Quinn who is Archie's strong arm is in charge of keeping the cogs running smoothly and clearing out any debris that might get in the way. The problem is someone is shooting to dethrone Archie and is doing it very masterfully.

The characters in this book are fantastic! I felt the author did a masterful job on them and the way they act and interact moves this story along at an action filled pace. There was no character in this book where you felt like you didn't know the person, and that they didn't have a part to play.

I tend to keep my reviews somewhat clouded, because I never want to ruin a story for someone by telling too much. This book delivers on all aspects and angles. I was sad to read THE END on this one, and if you are a fan of gangster stories that are "TRUE GANGSTER STORIES" and no want to be's, then I highly recommend this book.
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This is a well-plotted fast paced action story. It not only pays tribute to the bygone ara of pulp, it is pulp fiction. Terrence really did well with providing a sense of place and delivered a dark somber piece. I would call it more hard boiled than noir. Even though the main character is a bad guy, you can tell wrapped up in there is goodness. The author also handles dialogue very well and doesn't go over the top with the tough guy talk. Unfortunatley, typos and a few glaring proofreading errors robbed it of a fifth star. I hope the author someday tinkers with the story a little more and re releases it. It is a piece that deserves it.
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This book brings me back as a child, remembering and watching or playing in my backyard with some friends. Mob style. I love it. Is a great read. The Arthur keeps your eyes going for each line, and turn of each pages, "brings me back".
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"Fast-paced, and a thrill on every page!"

When Archie Doyle's long time friend, Fatty Corcoran is set up for a kill, but fails, the mob boss sends his top enforcer, Terry Quinn to see who set him up and why. In a complicated plot, there are too many loose ends to tie things together, but slowly Quinn starts making headway. Is there a mob war in the works? Archie Doyle controls the west side, while Howard Rothman and Ira Shiparo control the east side, and matters don't look good for peace to continue if Rothman's gang has set them up.

There are no white hats in this novel. It is exactly what it is supposed to be, an inside look at the mob in 1930. With mature language and violent mob hits, the author doesn't back off the gritty tale. This is a time when the mob has the police and politicians in their pockets. Crooked cops are on the take, and the mobs control the money. Gang warfare heats up and blood spills on the streets.

Terrence McCauley's writing is topnotch, and his pacing never lets down for a second. You may not like the characters, but you'll root for them to win anyway.
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I was browsing books available on Amazon when I came across "Prohibition". Ordinarily I don't read pulp fiction but this one caught my attention. I was born and raised in the borough of Manhattan specifically in the Yorkville area on the east side within the east 80s and felt I could relate to the area and characters in the book. Mr. McCauley has done an outstanding job transporting the reader back to that 'glamorous' time of the prohibition era within New York City. His skillful use of the characters makes this a spellbinding read. I couldn't put the book down and finished it the day it was delivered to my home. I anxiously await Terrence McCauley's next book.
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