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November Road

November Road

Book - 2018 | First edition
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Frank Guidry knows too much about the crime of the century: the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Within hours of JFK's murder, everyone with ties to New Orleans' mob boss Carlos Marcello is turning up dead. Guidry was in Dallas on an errand for the boss less than two weeks before the president was shot. He hits the road to Las Vegas, to see an old associate who might help him vanish. Guidry stops to help a housewife on the side of the road with a broken-down car, two little daughters and a dog in the back seat, and sees this as the perfect disguise to cover his tracks from the hit men on his tail. -- adapted from publisher information.
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, [2018]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062663849
0062663844
Branch Call Number: F BERNE-L
Characteristics: 299 pages ; 24 cm

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Grandma007
Jan 14, 2021

Could have been a good book. Plot is really a dud.

JCLHeatherM Dec 24, 2020

Two unlikely runaways (a professional fixer/con man for the mob and a desperate housewife) hit the road together and form a strong bond in the wake of the Kennedy Assassination of 1963. There's great character development here, taking a potentially flawed polarizing character (mob member Frank Guidry) and turning him into a guy to root for. When you compare Frank to the really big bad guys (think head mob bosses), he's a hero by comparison. The book successfully integrates fact with fiction to weave a believable narrative that will captivate readers.

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EBirdy
Oct 15, 2020

This was a fun mobster story set in the aftermath of the Kennedy assassination, which it used as it's catalyst. The writing was fast-paced and the characters had some depth. Some of the writing reminded me a little bit of Lee Child (in a good way). There is some violence but nothing too graphic so that was nice - just enough to get the point across. I also liked that there was not a swear word used as every other word.

I would read another book by Berney, if I was looking for a lighter book with which to escape for a time.

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trickbag22
Jun 26, 2020

A great crime novel. Guidry is a mob man, no emotion no guilt until he is the one who needs to be erased. He falls in with Charlotte and her daughters and suddenly his emotions wake up and he falls in love. Will love win and happy ever after take over? Not your usual love story. Cant wait to read another by Berney.

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Readyreader1st
Sep 17, 2019

I'm a nut about anything with historical fiction in it and this did not disappoint

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nalahblueberry5
Jul 02, 2019

Good story line even if you don't care for organized crime based stuff. Didn't disappoint me at all in fact, the second half was better than the first where Berney set up the chase. Has a lot going for it.

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MillieBT
May 02, 2019

A mobster Frank Guidry who knows too much about the Kennedy assassination crosses paths with a runaway housewife seeking a better life for herself and her two daughters.....an enjoyable, suspenseful novel

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LouWSytsma
Mar 10, 2019

Beautiful writing that supports the characters and story without getting in the way. This is a bittersweet but joyful tale that embraces life and those with the courage to take the path less traveled. Echoes of A Tale of Two Cities and Casablanca were invoked for me because of the things unwritten in the white spaces between the lines.

Wonderful reading experience.

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mtipping
Feb 04, 2019

Really enjoyed this mystery

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star2014
Jan 06, 2019

Excellent novel all around. Characters come to life against a "tragic " time in U. S. history. The novel flows smoothly , with twists and turns that compel the reader towards the end. One of the best novels that I have read in some time.

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