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The Last Longshoreman: A Chilling Tale of Crime and Corruption on the Boston Waterfront Paperback – October 12, 2016
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About the Author
Marc Zappulla hails from the Boston suburb of Medford, Massachusetts. He received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Endicott College. He has worked as a ghostwriter for sports figures such as Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender Gerry Cheevers and strength and conditioning coach Brian McNamee.
Zappulla was inspired to write his first novel by his father’s thirty-year career as a longshoreman. Zappulla lives in Boston and is busy working on his next book.
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Fire up your winter with this hot new read from Boston's own Marc Zappulla. If you're looking for a healthy addiction, this novel makes you feel like you're being bad, without doing anything wrong. It grips you from the start and pulls you right into the scenes of unbelievable corruption and crime. With its colorful detail and extensive character development, visuals become vivid in your mind. The juxtaposition between the characters' sincere, heartfelt love for some people and heartless hate for others grips your emotions, making you, at times, feel empathic for cold-blooded killers, while making you cringe at the thought of how that could ever happen. With danger, suspense, and stories of true friendship, if you are a fan of the Sopranos or Boardwalk Empire, you will love The Last Longshoreman, an absolute must read, especially for Bostonians.
The characters were well-developed and I grew to really care about Tony and what happened to him.
For those of you who grew up in this the Boston area as I did, I appreciated all of the historical references the author made. And if you didn't grow up around Boston, the author did a great job explaining the history. I love how he captured the reality of Boston during that time period!
Have you ever read a book that sets your emotions into visible words on a page?
Having grown up in the setting of The Last Longshoreman, it found me relating to the cast of characters. It launches you into a world of dark criminals that temps even the nicest person, to want on their side.
The corruption, greed and shenanigans that happen down by the dock, are made clear that they stay there- drowned by an unwritten oath of see something, say nothing!
I cannot wait until I get my hands on the next piece of Zappulla's work. Clear, concise and -mesmerizing he draws you in and holds you hostage. Congratulations on an incredible book!