World Gone By by Dennis Lehane

World_Gone_By_novel_cover_(Mar_2015)
Recommended. I downloaded this book based on a glowing review by Stephen King.

Joe Coughlin is a gangster who tries to go straight.

“World Gone By” picks up in the 1940s, with World War II underway and Joe applying his talents to finding ways to profit from it.

There are two boys who matter a great deal to him: Tomas, his nearly 10-year-old half-Cuban son, whose mother died violently in the last book; and a ghost child in antiquated clothes, who appears to Joe and Joe alone.

Oh, and one other thing: There’s a contract out on Joe’s life, even though there’s no apparent reason for anyone to get rid of him.

NY Times review

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