Shamrock Alley

Author: Ronald Damien Malfi
Publisher: Medallion Press, Inc.
ISBN: 1605423602
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Shamrock Alley from the Author: Ronald Damien Malfi. When Secret Service agent John Mavio infiltrates a ring of organized crime leaders involved in an elaborate counterfeit money operation, including two violent Irish criminals from Hell’s Kitchen, he risks his life to stop what may be the most sinister operation in the country’s history. Every step of drugs, booze, and blood brings him closer to his own demise in a gory, dangerous undercover world far removed from his own personal reality, which includes his pregnant wife and terminally ill father. But when these two worlds meet, Mavio must implement every skill he has learned to save himself, his family, and the people of New York City.

Municipal Record

Author: Pittsburgh (Pa.). Council
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Municipal Record from the Author: Pittsburgh (Pa.). Council.

Ronald Malfi Thriller Collection

Author: Ronald Malfi
Publisher: Medallion Media Group
ISBN: 1605427586
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Ronald Malfi Thriller Collection from the Author: Ronald Malfi. In Shamrock Alley, when Secret Service agent John Mavio infiltrates a ring of organized crime leaders involved in an elaborate counterfeit money operation, including two violent Irish criminals from Hell's Kitchen, he risks his life to stop what may be the most sinister operation in the country's history. Every step of drugs, booze, and blood brings him closer to his own demise in a gory, dangerous undercover world far removed from his own personal reality, which includes his pregnant wife and terminally ill father. But when these two worlds meet, Mavio must implement every skill he has learned to save himself, his family, and the people of New York City. In The Ascent, successful sculptor Tim Overleigh trades in his lucrative career for the world of extreme sports after the death of his ex-wife, but when a caving accident nearly ends his life, Tim falls into a self-destructive depression. On the cusp of madness, an old friend convinces him to join a team of men climbing the Godesh ridge in Nepal. When this journey of mythical and spiritual discovery rapidly turns deadly as the climbers fall victim to a murderer within their group, the remaining survivors begin to wonder if any of them will escape the mountains alive.

Village

Author: Bruce Elliot
Publisher: Avon Books
ISBN: 9780380790203
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Village from the Author: Bruce Elliot.

Moon Alley

Author: David Appleby
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1462804764
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Moon Alley from the Author: David Appleby. A father's decision to undertake a do-it-yourself-project for his daughter is made not with love, but spite; a daughter returns to the home of her childhood not so much to attend her father's funeral, as to carry out a long-planned revenge; once a month a professor leaves campus to look in on her senile mother, only to find herself caught in a test of will and wit, and unaware that it is a contest in which the winners always lose; a waitress who nightly pines for the one she had allowed to slip away, uncharacteristically reaches out for one intense moment of intimacy with a mysterious stranger. Those are the stories of just a few of the people whose lives are played out in Moon Alley. David Appleby's carefully crafted stories are written in what the New England Review has termed, an easy, fluid style, and that, entwined with compassion, and an acute awareness of language, provides the reader of Moon Alley with a compelling look into the lives of those who live there. WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING Grady Harp, Los Angeles, CA United States David Appleby is no newcomer to the field of writing, having composed two monographs stimulated by his experience as a grant recipient in creative writing, history and literature. But none of this incidental information prepares the reader for the solidly unique voice contained in the pages of MOON ALLEY, his first novel. Appleby writes with lucidity yet at the same time requires of the reader full attention to the microweavings of his narrative, a fine, almost Joycean rambling of apparent stories that on first appearance seem to be a collection of short stories only to capture us in his ever expanding web of time and place and atmosphere and recognition into a true novel. MOON ALLEY is a dark book, a journey into the Irish American neighborhood of Philadelphia complete with all the detritus that the passage of time and industrial changes in America wreck on once tender ethnic havens of new immigrants. Moon Alley is a dead end dirty place where sundry characters live, drink, face failure, struggle for escape from the destiny that has befallen the neighborhood. The gathering places, in Appleby's gifted hands' become visual, complete with the stench of old beer, dank rooms, the neighborhood bar Mc Fadden's Saloon containing 'The Ladies' Room' approached through the back entrance where the women gather to drink away their lives and gossip like a feminine mirror of the sots in the front bar, Charlie's Diner, St Apollonia's parish and high school, the el (elevated train) which carries the noisy trains along The Avenue which dims the squalor and arguments to a muffled frustration, and the apartments and homes that house the down and out folks who live here. The characters, while similar in environmental shadows, are as varied as any fine novel: Irish Tom drinks his life away, Fiona tends the customers, Megan is a waitress in the Diner and confronts her lonely solitude in strange ways including attempting to befriend a flasher, Johnny One Ball and his thwarted dreams of having a son, Old Lady Ryan, and Soapbox Cathy Malloy and Kathleen O'Connor who managed to advance to higher education only to be pulled back into the 'home' they escaped due to a parent with senility or a father who died a strange death preburied in cement. Each character moves from a minor set decoration in one story to the focal figure in another and another, so that by the end of the novel we know all sides of these degraded people. As one character phrases the conditions of Moon Alley and The Avenue 'Kathleen had likened the emotionally impoverished lives lived on The Avenue to a disease - something like polio, or tuberculosis - something so severe that, if she didn't escape its gray and gloomy view of life, with its mute acceptance of poverty, and its blind obedience to St. Apollonia's, that if she followed her mother's lead and contented herself with 'her lot', ...she too would have given up'. Powerful and sad language, yet with a flavor that finds the interstices of a specific corner of the world which could be anywhere around the globe. If the reader finds MOON ALLEY dark, a place without exit from the stench of despair, then David Appleby has succeeded in joining the ranks of the great writers who introduce us to segments of the world about which we know little. Within the restrictions of his focal point he manages to find humor (perhaps not raucous), some tenderness, and certainly a thoroughly described 'village' that stands to remind us what industrialization and outsourcing and driving the wedging cleave between lower class and upper class is doing to the hopes and dreams of what we used to have 'in the good old days.' David Appleby is a gifted new writer and deserves attention. A VERY fine first novel! Highly recommended.- Grady Harp, July 06Set in Philadelphia, David Appleby's connected stories...are peopled by generations of immigrants whose lives are played outing a depressed area of the city. And the author has createda pleasing symmetry in the structure, with the young Elizabeth Sheehan being the subject of the first tale while bringing the collection to a conclusion with the imminent retelling of the bizarre death of her father, Moe. Appleby has convincingly drawn a picture of a once-thriving area,[and] the delightful vagueness of Kathleen's mother as she descends into senility reveals both a humour and a gentleness...- Pauline Ferrie, Editor Book View Ireland Galway, Ireland

White Shamrock

Author: H. McColgan
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1477297022
Size: 40.23 MB
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White Shamrock from the Author: H. McColgan. In 1860 sixty percent of Europe’s cotton came from the Southern States. It was now being stopped by union blockades. The need to acquire the cotton became the economic savior for many Europe countries and they were willing to do anything to get it. Starting in 1830 the story will take the reader from a little town in Ireland across the Channel to London and back. As the battle between the Orange Order and the Catholic working man in Northern Ireland reaches the tipping point. Stopping it could hinge on the decision of one man. A judge who enlists the aid of two families and a Georgia Plantation owner to create a business that will help both sides. The importing and manufacturing of cotton goods. But first one man must be sentence to hang. Follow the lives of the families as their business grows. Love, treachery, murder and historical figures impact them as plots twist and turn. The race to try an influence England and France as to who to back in American Civil War and save their company is on. An cotton is the Key. The impact and the twist on lives is how history becomes legends.

Postal Zip Code Directory

Author: United States. Post Office Dept
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Postal Zip Code Directory from the Author: United States. Post Office Dept.

Quinlan S Film Directors

Author: David Quinlan
Publisher: B T Batsford Limited
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Quinlan S Film Directors from the Author: David Quinlan. The enthusiast's essential handy reference to who directed what, with each entry providing a concise summary of the director's career.