PROHIBITION

"Brilliantly illustrated by Rob Moran with designs by Rob Davis, PROHIBITION is a tough-guy blow to the literary gut readers will not soon forget."

The year is 1930 and New York is a city on the edge. The Roaring ’20s ended with the Stock Market Crash and the Great Depression is only beginning. Banks are failing. Companies are closing their doors. Breadlines grow longer by the day. The only market making money is the black market: racketeering, rum running, and speakeasies. 

But when even those vices begin to weaken, the most powerful gangster on the Eastern Sea-board, Archie Doyle, sees the writing on the wall. He launches a bold scheme that, if successful, will secure his empire’s future beyond Prohibition. Beyond even the Great Depression. But when a mysterious rival attempts to kill Doyle’s right hand man, a dangerous turf war begins to brew. With his empire under attack, Doyle turns to his best gun, former boxer Terry Quinn, for answers. Quinn must use his brains as well as his brawn to uncover who is behind the violence and why before Doyle’s empire comes crashing down. Terrence McCauley whips up a fast paced pulp thriller ripe with Tommy-gun blasting hoods, corrupt cops and deadly dames in this original novel reminiscent of the classic gangster movies of old. Brilliantly illustrated by Rob Moran with designs by Rob Davis, PROHIBITION is a tough-guy blow to the literary gut readers will not soon forget.

BOOK DETAILS

  • Publisher : Airship 27; First Edition (December 15, 2012)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 188 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0615743889
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0615743882
  • Item Weight : 0.353 ounces
  • Dimensions : 6 x 0.43 x 9 inches
Steel beans...
Steel beans...
Les Edgerton on Amazon
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"Rarely have I encountered a novel that made me turn the pages at such a breathless pace. Mob enforcer Terry Quinn is destined to have his own wax figure unveiled if ever they create a pulp fiction hall of fame. PROHIBITION has it all--mob guys, gorgeous broads, speakeasies, Tommy guns, crooked politicians, smarmy reporters, Molotov cocktails, blood and bodies galore--everything pulp fiction fans want in their reading pleasure is here."

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Hard-Boiled Pulp
Hard-Boiled Pulp
RNz on Amazon
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"McCauley's sharp prose is steeped in the period, adding historical filigree without flaunting the goods. He's not trying to transcend the genre, comment on it, make it meta or postmodern, or any of that jazz. He plays it simple and straight and damned good. Nice plus: The several illustrations help top off the book's captivating old-fashioned pulp feel. A worthy read. Highly recommended."

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Prohibition Packs A Punch
Prohibition Packs A Punch
Mark V. Krajnak on Amazon
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"Hot dames. Cold (illegal) drinks. A drift of wiseguys, watering holes, gambling dens, wannabes, and button men. As I read PROHIBITION, I was very happy it continued on the same track it started with. Why was I happy? Because I've started to many novels that are set in the '30s and fall flat after a chapter or two - be it in tone, language or setting. Terrence has done his homework and this novel packs a punch. Terrence has a way with characters, dialogue and scene setting. He takes us into New York during the time after the crash, in the world where bigwigs and skirts were still enjoying life. It was a gangster's paradise, and PROHIBITION takes us there.

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