Synopses & Reviews
It is New Year's Day, 1965, and the body of Father George Sedgewick is discovered on a snow-covered runway of Logan Airport. Gone missing are four thousand communion hosts consecrated by Pope Paul VI, meant to be given out to the faithful at the first English-language mass in America later that year.
Ray Dunn, a rising young assistant district attorney and the son of a corrupt cop, is assigned to the case. In another part of the city, legendary narcotics detective Manny Manning begins a desperate search for the shadowy source of deadly new heroin hitting the streets. This time Manny is determined to reach the top, but his adversary is cunning, brutal--and branching out into a strange drug called "acid."
These quests for a killer and a dealer will intersect, unleashing the ghosts of the past and unlocking the secrets of Boston's most powerful institutions. Authentic, knowing, and bracingly cynical, Bag Men is a powerful thriller that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.
"Bag Men is terrific. The hard-knocks hardboiled world of Boston in 1965 is brilliantly re-created. This book is pure pleasure." Scott Turow
"[A] crackerjack crime sizzler... An exhilerating page-turner." San Francisco Chronicle
A quest for a killer and a drug dealer will intersect, unleashing the ghosts of the past and unlocking the secrets of Boston's most powerful institutions. Authentic, knowing, and bracingly cynical, "Bag Men" is a powerful thriller that will keep readers on the edge of their seats.
About the Author
Mark Costello worked as a federal prosecutor for five years before writing Bag Men, his first novel, under the name John Flood. His second novel, Big If, was published in trade paperback by Harvest in Spring, 2003. He lives in New York.