Item description for The Rizzoli Contract by Kevin Stevens...
Divorced and fonder of whisky that he should be, Harry Donohue moves through the familiar debris of a failed American life. But Harry has a book to publish. Obtained in classic Boston-Irish style, replete with high-level political favor-trading, it's a story that hooks Harry up with Bobby Rizzoli, the city's most notorious crooked cop, in jail for masterminding the biggest bank heist in New England history. Harry wants to do what no one else has the guts or the connections to pull off---publish Bobby's blockbuster, lock in the profits, and rocket the two of them to riches and fame. That is, if Harry can keep his eyes off Bobby's lonely wife long enough to keep the accountant away from the cooked books that are financing this last-ditch grab for glory.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.6" Width: 5.1" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2003
ISBN 190365033X ISBN13 9781903650332
Availability 0 units.
More About Kevin Stevens
Kevin Stevens is an ordainedminister, pastor, author and writer out of Brockport, NY. Kevin also ministers internationallyand prophetically mandated by God to bringthe Word of the Lord to the nations. Kevin ismarried to Bridgett and has three beautiful children.Their hearts are to extend and expand theKingdom to the glory of God."
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The Real Deal... Sadly Oct 12, 2005
The Rizzoli Contract is described as a literary thriller- literary both because it focuses deeply on what is taking place within Harry Donohue (its main character) and because the contract of the title is a book contract- not the contract put out on someone's life (as I had assumed, going in.)
A good read? Yeah. But it would have been jazzed up by more hit men. More rocket launchers. And spaghetti sauce.
Plot summary: a fifty-something Bostonian, failing to safeguard the family business which his siblings have entrusted to him, casts all his wits and strength into a make-or-break gamble. Can he turn Rizzoli's story into a bestseller that will revive the fortunes of Donohue Press? Can he keep his grubby old-man mitts of of Rizzoli's wife? Can he make amends with his own family, especially his estranged son? Over the course of 330 pages, all is revealed.
The real appeal of the book is its portraits of Boston, the 80's, and Harry. (Get your reading glasses checked if you can't see the plot twist coming a mile away). There are some fantastic descriptions, and the spirit of that place in time is captured with complete authority. This is honest. It's the real deal.
It's just that real life is the thing that foolish young dudes like me pick up books to escape.
Three and a half stars outta five, and another anecdote in evidence that ex-pat eyes capture with amazing clarity their native country.