The Charlestown Connection

The Charlestown Connection

A Novel

Book - 2011
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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 also is 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.

Baker & Taylor
A key from his dying ex-convict godfather--which he keeps from the law, the IRA, and others--leads half-Micmac, half-Irish Dermot Sparhawk to a long past but not forgotten art robbery as he struggles to keep alive and sober.

Ingram Publishing Services
"Dermot Sparhawk is an unforgettable, heart-wrenching personality, a guy you'd want as a friend. In The Charlestown Connection, Dermot, champion of the underserved, careens into uncharted danger as he relentlessly pursues a killer. This thriller is packed with non-stop action."

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Former all-American college football star Dermot Sparhawk, struggling with alcoholism and a knee injury, is confronted by members of the IRA, FBI, and Boston mob as he and his cousin investigate the death of Dermot's godfather and uncover clues leading to another deadly mystery.

Publisher: Longboat Key, Fla. : Oceanview Publishing, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781608090242
Branch Call Number: Mystery MacDonald
Characteristics: 261 p. ; 24 cm


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