Longboat Key, FL (PRWEB) April 1, 2011
Oceanview Publishing announces the upcoming release of The Charlestown Connection by Tom MacDonald. The Charlestown Connection (ISBN: 978-1-60809-024-2, Hardcover, 272 pages, $25.95, Category: Thriller, Midpoint Trade Books, distributor) will be available nationwide on August 1, 2011.
In The Charlestown Connection, Dermot Sparhawk, a former All American Boston College football hero, is stacking cans in a parish food pantry in Boston's Charlestown, when his godfather, Jeepster Hennessey, shows up with a knife in his back and dies at Dermot's feet.
Once slated for a professional football career, now a recovering alcoholic, with a torn-up knee, Dermot sets out to solve the murder of his godfather with the help of his Micmac Indian cousin, his paraplegic tenant, and a former teammate. Dermot's investigation has him tangling with members of the IRA, FBI, and the Boston mob. He is also forced to contend with Charlestown's code of silence and the norms of the neighborhood where he grew up.
Feeling like he did at the height of his game, Dermot uses his Native American intuition and Irish good looks to help him uncover clues. Dermot stumbles upon bits and pieces of information that he cobbles together into an unlikely theory which leads him on an unexpected trail and to a new mystery that could cost him his life.
According to Scott Wolven, author of "Controlled Burn," included in Best American Noir Of The Century, "The Charlestown Connection is the real deal. Tom MacDonald-- in his debut!--has written a full-on, safety-off, extra armor-piercing clip crime novel about the infamous Charlestown and MacDonald knows his stuff. All serious crime fans will want to read The Charlestown Connection."
Tom MacDonald has Boston in his blood. Born, raised, and living in the Boston area, Tom knows of what he writes. As Director of Social Ministries at St. Mary-St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Charlestown, he brings his fictional work to the page of The Charlestown Connection. Tom has a B.A. in sociology from Stonehill College, an MBA from Boston College, and an MFA with a concentration in fiction from the University of Southern Maine's Stonecoast's program in creative writing. The Charlestown Connection is MacDonald's debut novel.
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