From a New York Timesâ€“bestselling author: A true story of Irish gangsters in Manhattanâ€”â€śA harrowing account of big city crimeâ€ť (Library Journal).
Itâ€™s men like Jimmy Coonan and Mickey Featherstone who gave Hellâ€™s Kitchen its name. In the mid-1970s, these two longtime friends take the reins of New Yorkâ€™s Irish mob, using brute force to give it hitherto unthinkable power. Jimmy, a charismatic sociopath, is the leader. Mickey, whose memories of Vietnam torture him daily, is his enforcer. Together they make brutality their trademark, butchering bodies or hurling them out the window. Under their reign, Hellâ€™s Kitchen becomes a place where death literally rains from the sky. But when Mickey goes down for a murder he didnâ€™t commit, he suspects his friend has sold him out. He returns the favor, breaking the underworldâ€™s code of silence and testifying against his gang in open court.
From one of the creators of NYPD Blue and Homicide: Life on the Street comes an incredible true story of what it means to survive in the world of organized crime, where murder is commonplace.