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  • ISBN: 9781250019547 (e-book)
  • ISBN: 9781250019530 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: pages cm
    print
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2014

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Summary, etc.: "When US Marshal Frannie Mullen gets one of her best friends shot during a routine apprehension, her career is over. Still reeling from the loss, Frannie is trying to sort out her feelings for Wyatt, the reformed outlaw who loves her, and to support her newly-sober sister, Mae, as she struggles with the fallout of their unstable, violent childhood. Their father Patrick Mullen is a thug, a vicious enforcer for a corrupt Philadelphia union, and when he escapes from prison, bodies of ex-rivals and witnesses begin piling up. Now Frannie is suspected as an accomplice in his escape and targeted by shadowy killers from the Philadelphia underworld. Unsure who to trust, drawing on the skills she's learned as a Marshal and her training as a boxer, Frannie is forced to fight to protect her shattered sister and Patrick's pregnant girlfriend from the most dangerous criminal she's ever faced--her own father"--
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2014 April #1
    Former U.S. marshal Frannie has to deal with her feelings for a former outlaw biker while providing support for her addict sister, just out of rehab and shaky. Her brutal father has busted out of the pen and is hunting her as she tries to help his pregnant girlfriend. And her former actions resulted in a fellow cop getting killed during a takedown, so she's out of work now. Yes, all this sounds like a daytime soaper, but somehow there's real quality here. Tafoya writes a flowing, rhythmic prose that contains lovely images—a cop "run down by a river of other people's trouble"—and rises to stunning set pieces, like the confrontation that ends the book. But the soapsuds never quite go away, and the novel descends to trendy literary kitsch, wherein life's losers detail their woes in sob-choked, poetic dithyrambs. Recommend for those who can balance the pleasure of the book's exquisite language against all the overwrought emotions. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

DENNIS TAFOYA was born in Philadelphia and now lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Poor Boy's Game is his third novel, following Dope Thief and The Wolves of Fairmount Park.

Subject: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Hard-Boiled
Organized crime Pennsylvania Philadelphia Fiction
Women detectives Fiction
Genre: Mystery fiction.
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