• “The suspense holds to the end, and the novel draws readers deep into a gritty, wholly convincing world of late-20th-century union halls and construction sites. . . . A strong second effort.” —Publishers WeeklyThe Rackets is not just a well-paced, violent thriller or an insider’s look at construction unions—it’s an elegy for the city’s old Irish working class, and even for its tangled, unavoidable dealings with the Mafia. It’s a song, in other words, for two of the city’s old tribes, who eventually, or soon, will disappear.” —The New York Times