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Thursday Quotables – Speakeasy

speakeasy (a.m. dunnewin)“That you were the one who came up with the idea,” Sal continued. “They’re out for retaliation, and it’s rumored that they’ve sent a torpedo into this juice joint of yours. That’s part of the reason why I’m not being too open with the information. Afraid of who might be listening.”

A hit man in his speakeasy. Eddie stared out the windshield, watching Sal begin to light a cigarette out of the corner of his eye. “I had lots of ideas,” he remarked hoarsely, fear and dread subtly mixing into his thoughts.

“Only took one,” Sal responded as he lit the cigarette. He silently offered one to Eddie, who refused with a shake of his head. “Sorry, kid,” Sal explained as he took a puff. “After what they did to your wife, I wouldn’t have blamed ya.”

Eddie remained silent, his eyes drifting to the bootleggers who were moving the last of the crates. No wonder they weren’t laying eyes on him. He was a dead target.

quotation-marks4This is a very fast-paced novella, full of mystery, shady characters, and unexpected twists, the first installment in what is shaping up to be a series set in Prohibition Era New York City and written by A.M. Dunnewin.

The action is very straightforward, since the story happens in just one night, so what intrigued me were the characters. Eddie, the main character, is certainly interesting… and has a few surprises up his sleeve.

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1 Comment

  • Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies
    Posted January 22, 2015 at 22:57

    Interesting! The final line — “He was a dead target” — is very intriguing and makes me want to know more.

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