The Blade Itself
by Marcus Sakey
Review by Mel Jacob
St. Martin's Minotaur Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 0312360312
Date: 09 January, 2007 List Price $22.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Marcus Sakey's debut novel features Danny Carter, reformed thief and now project construction manager, who finds his comfortable life torn apart by a monster from his past. Years ago, Danny ran from a pawnshop robbery scene when his partner Evan McGann shot the owner. Evan got twelve years; Danny left the life of crime. Now Evan's seeks a big score and wants his old pal Danny to set up the kidnapping of his boss's son Tommy. From official release/information:
Book Description: Danny Carter thought he was safe in his new life until his old one came looking for him. In the working-class Irish neighborhood of Chicago where he grew up, you were only as strong as the reputation you built. Danny and his best friend Evan built theirs robbing pawn shops and liquor stores, living the reckless lives that their blue-collar parents had strived so hard to avoid for them.
(Source: St. Martin's Minotaur)