A Scourge of Vipers

A Scourge of Vipers

Book - 2015
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To solve Rhode Island's budget crisis, the state's colorful governor, Attila the Nun, wants to legalize sports gambling; but her plan has unexpected consequences. Organized crime, professional sports leagues, and others who have a lot to lose--or gain--if gambling is made legal flood the state with money to buy the votes of state legislators. Liam Mulligan, investigative reporter for The Providence Dispatch, wants to investigate, but his bottom-feeding corporate bosses at the dying newspaper have no interest in serious reporting. So Mulligan goes rogue, digging into the story on his own time. When a powerful state legislator turns up dead, an out-of-state bag man gets shot, and his cash-stuffed briefcase goes missing, Mulligan finds himself the target of shadowy forces who seek to derail his investigation by destroying his career, his reputation, and perhaps even his life.
Publisher: New York, NY : Forge, a Tom Doherty Associates Book, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780765374318
Branch Call Number: Fiction DeSilva
Characteristics: 315 pages ; 25 cm

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Jun 15, 2015

A Scourge of Vipers is the fourth in the author's Liam Mulligan series. I think this is his best one. Of course, I said that about the last one, I think – and the one before that, probably. I'll probably say it about his next one.

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