The 25th Hour
Crime Writers' Association Dagger Award: Finalist
"Novels like The 25th Hour don't fall out of trees every day. The tone is dark and intense; its elegant style is cut on the raw side; and the characters come from places we've all been." -The New York Times
All Monty Brogan ever really wanted when he grew up was to be a fireman. Now he's about to start a seven-year stretch in the federal penitentiary for drug dealing. With just twenty-four hours of freedom to go, he prowls the city with his girlfriend and his two best friends from high school-a high-flying bond trader and an idealistic teacher. As the minutes count down, Monty seizes one last chance to stack the odds in his favor.
"Tight and crisp . . . . The 25th Hour shines. It couldn't get much better." (San Francisco Chronicle)
"Remarkable . . . A darkly human novel that ends up more about hope than about cynicism." (The Denver Post)
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