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The Purples W.K. Berger

The Purples

W.K. Berger

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ISBN : 9781452419978
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330 pages
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*Amazon Breakthrough Novel 2011 Semifinalist*Shunned by his community... locked up for trying to help an innocent girl... ambushed by rivals and left for dead in the Detroit River: Joe Bernstein has a few scores to settle, and a bold plan to seizeMore*Amazon Breakthrough Novel 2011 Semifinalist*Shunned by his community... locked up for trying to help an innocent girl... ambushed by rivals and left for dead in the Detroit River: Joe Bernstein has a few scores to settle, and a bold plan to seize control of the Motor City in its booming 1920s heyday. With his faithful agent Abie, his brilliant but fragile brother Max, and an out-of-control enforcer named Grabowski, Bernstein gives rise to the infamous Purple Gang whose members were said to be tainted, like spoiled meat.While trying to control the pipeline connecting dry America to wet Canada, Joe also must contend with having a sweetheart in the nut house and rising tensions within his gang. Worst of all, the D.A.s office has hired an amputee war hero named Riley—who always seems to be one step ahead of Joes big plans.A fast-paced thriller, THE PURPLES blends richly-detailed historical fiction with nonstop action, all narrated by the smart, self-deluding, and unforgettable Joe Bernstein.W. K. Berger is an award-winning journalist and author whose work has been featured in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, and Esquire. His books have been published internationally by Penguin and Random House.A finely crafted novel, this effort by W. K. Berger is worthy of every--and any--superlative in the English vocabulary. Very entertaining...—The Book Review Dude, George WolfRead this book because its fun. Berger captures the spirit of Detroit when it is small enough to walk around and when the whole city administration can easily fit into a gangsters hip pocket.—Historical Novel Review, L. Gregory GrahamThe cover quote says, Fast moving and funny, The Purples has a hard edge, a soft heart, and an original voice. Ive never read a more apt blurb.... The appeal of The Purples is universal.—LL Book Review, Peter Hassebroek