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Iron House
by John Hart




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Two families. Two brothers. One explosive secret.

John Hart has written four New York Times bestsellers and won an unprecedented two back-to-back Edgar Awards. The New York Times labeled his work Grisham-style intrigue and Turow-style brooding. Now he delivers a gut-wrenching, heart-stopping thriller no reader will soon forget.

There was nothing but time at the Iron Mountain Home for Boys, time for two orphans to learn that life is neither painless nor won without a fight. Julian survives only because his older brother, Michael, is both feared and fiercely protective. When an older boy is brutally killed, Michael makes the ultimate sacrifice to protect his brother: He flees the orphanage and takes the blame with him.

For two decades, Michael thrives on the streets of New York, eventually clawing his way to a world of wealth, fear and respect. But the life he's fought to build unravels when he meets a woman who knows nothing of his past or sins. He wants a fresh start with Elena, the chance to build a family of his own. But a life in organized crime is not so easily abandoned. With a price on his head and everyone he loves at risk, Michael spirits Elena back to North Carolina, to the brother he'd lost and a thicket of intrigue more dense than he could possibly imagine. In a tour de force narrative of violence, hope and redemption, the brothers must return to the Iron House of their childhood, to the place that almost broke them, the place it all began.

Praise for John Hart

Lean, hard and absolutely riveting, Iron House is a tour de force. -- #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Vince Flynn

Vividly beautiful, graphic, will make you bleed.-- #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Patricia Cornwell

A magnificent creation, Huck Finn channeled through Lord of the Flies. -Washington Post on The Last Child

Gripping. A must-read. --Chicago Sun-Times on Down River

The King of Lies moves and reads like a book on fire. -- Pat Conroy

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Overview

Two families. Two brothers. One explosive secret.

John Hart has written four New York Times bestsellers and won an unprecedented two back-to-back Edgar Awards. The New York Times labeled his work Grisham-style intrigue and Turow-style brooding. Now he delivers a gut-wrenching, heart-stopping thriller no reader will soon forget.

There was nothing but time at the Iron Mountain Home for Boys, time for two orphans to learn that life is neither painless nor won without a fight. Julian survives only because his older brother, Michael, is both feared and fiercely protective. When an older boy is brutally killed, Michael makes the ultimate sacrifice to protect his brother: He flees the orphanage and takes the blame with him.

For two decades, Michael thrives on the streets of New York, eventually clawing his way to a world of wealth, fear and respect. But the life he's fought to build unravels when he meets a woman who knows nothing of his past or sins. He wants a fresh start with Elena, the chance to build a family of his own. But a life in organized crime is not so easily abandoned. With a price on his head and everyone he loves at risk, Michael spirits Elena back to North Carolina, to the brother he'd lost and a thicket of intrigue more dense than he could possibly imagine. In a tour de force narrative of violence, hope and redemption, the brothers must return to the Iron House of their childhood, to the place that almost broke them, the place it all began.

Praise for John Hart

Lean, hard and absolutely riveting, Iron House is a tour de force. -- #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Vince Flynn

Vividly beautiful, graphic, will make you bleed.-- #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Patricia Cornwell

A magnificent creation, Huck Finn channeled through Lord of the Flies. -Washington Post on The Last Child

Gripping. A must-read. --Chicago Sun-Times on Down River

The King of Lies moves and reads like a book on fire. -- Pat Conroy


 

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  • ISBN-13: 9781250007018
  • ISBN-10: 1250007011
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
  • Publish Date: March 2012
  • Page Count: 480
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.4 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.15 pounds


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