Iron House

Iron House

Audiobook CD - 2011 | Unabridged
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An old man is dying.

When the old man is dead they will come for him.

And they will come for her, to make him hurt.

John Hart has written three "New York Times" bestsellers and won an unprecedented two back-to-back Edgar Awards. His books have been called "masterful" (Jeffery Deaver) and "gripping" ("People") with "Grisham-style intrigue and Turow-style brooding" ("The New York Times"). Now he delivers his fourth novel--a gut-wrenching, heart-stopping thriller no reader will soon forget.


At the Iron Mountain Home for Boys, there was nothing but time. Time to burn and time to kill, time for two young orphans to learn that life isn't won without a fight. Julian survives only because his older brother, Michael, is fearless and fiercely protective. When tensions boil over and a boy is brutally killed, there is only one sacrifice left for Michael to make: He flees the orphanage and takes the blame with him.


For two decades, Michael has been an enforcer in New York's world of organized crime, a prince of the streets so widely feared he rarely has to kill anymore. But the life he's fought to build unravels when he meets Elena, a beautiful innocent who teaches him the meaning and power of love. He wants a fresh start with her, the chance to start a family like the one he and Julian never had. But someone else is holding the strings. And escape is not that easy. . . .


The mob boss who gave Michael his blessing to begin anew is dying, and his son is intent on making Michael pay for his betrayal. Determined to protect the ones he loves, Michael spirits Elena--who knows nothing of his past crimes, or the peril he's laid at her door-- back to North Carolina, to the place he was born and the brother he lost so long ago. There, he will encounter a whole new level of danger, a thicket of deceit and violence that leads inexorably to the one place he's been running from his whole life: Iron House.

Publisher: New York : Macmillan Audio, ℗2011, ©2011
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781427212238
Branch Call Number: HAR
Characteristics: 12 compact discs (ca. 15 hrs.)
Additional Contributors: Sowers, Scott


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ChristchurchLib Dec 11, 2012

"Twenty years ago, brothers Michael and Julian lived, unhappily, in a grim North Carolina orphanage. When another orphan was killed, Michael, the strong one, fled to New York City and eventually ended up as a hitman for the Mob. Sensitive, vulnerable Julian was adopted and took to exorcising his demons through his writing. They haven't seen each other since the night Michael ran away, but that's about to change as Julian comes under threat by one of Michael's rivals. With themes of loyalty and love laid against the violence and brutality of men and boys alike, their reconnection makes for compelling, if blood-soaked, reading." Thrillers and Suspense December 2012 Newsletter

Nov 11, 2012

Awesome book! Very exciting!! A little more violent and gory than I'm used to, but maybe that's why I enjoyed it so much. Predictable ending, but I was happy with it. Great reader too!

Dec 08, 2011

Good story, good narration

mayfairlady Oct 26, 2011

excellent narration

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