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Blue Hotel Blue Hotel is a crime novel set in the s In the winter of Michael Egan the young protege of a Chicago mobster flees a botched heist with a valise full of bearer bonds belonging to his mobst

  • Title: Blue Hotel
  • Author: J.T. Conroe
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 448
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Blue Hotel By J.T. Conroe, Blue Hotel is a crime novel set in the 1940s In the winter of 1948, Michael Egan, the young protege of a Chicago mobster flees a botched heist with a valise full of bearer bonds belonging to his mobster mentor With a festering bullet wound and a desperate need for a hiding place, he takes refuge in the Blue Hotel , the only landmark in a small Nebraska railroad town wh Blue Hotel is a crime novel set in the 1940s In the winter of 1948, Michael Egan, the young protege of a Chicago mobster flees a botched heist with a valise full of bearer bonds belonging to his mobster mentor With a festering bullet wound and a desperate need for a hiding place, he takes refuge in the Blue Hotel , the only landmark in a small Nebraska railroad town whose ability to survive in post war America is in grave doubt.However, a stranger in this lonely place quickly gets noticed Egan is arrested by the town s corrupt sheriff, who discovers his prisoner is wanted by the mob Sensing an opportunity, the sheriff sells Egan to the highest bidder and deputizes Andy Bond, a nerve shattered amputee war veteran, to guard him.But when the sheriff overplays his hand and a blizzard isolates the town, the two rival gangs with whom he has been negotiating, attempt to kidnap Egan and extract from him the location of the money he had hidden just prior to his arrest Egan s only hope is Andy Bond who takes his side in a lethal three way cat and mouse game that alters the fates of the two men, the sheriff, and the town itself.This novel is imagined as a sequel to Stephen Crane s 1899 short story, The Blue Hotel It has been written that Stanley Kubrick was inspired by Crane s story to make The Shining although the basis for the movie, of course, is the popular novel by the same name written by Stephen King There are, however, no supernatural elements in this novel or Crane s story.

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    1. This book was a real page turner I really found myself saying, Just one chapter There s plenty of action The characters are interesting and believable There are a lot of them though and some have multiple names or aliases that occasionally makes it hard to keep track of them.The protagonist is a young man who grows up in a mob environment He s good at what he does which is non violent , and then he makes a classic mob mistake by stealing money from the boss As expected, when the boss finds out [...]

    2. Well writtenI was getting to like Eagan, the main character up til the end I was hoping that my guy would come up with a clever way to get away with the treasure and triumph spectacularly over the bad guys Alas, Eagan, although clever and resilient, only managed to survive his ordeals and come out ahead later in life I read this type of story for an escape from reality, not to be reminded of it I look forward to reading from this author but hope he will allow his characters to ascend above norm [...]

    3. I was prepared to not like this but it turned out to be quite good Although there are many twists and turns and just as Michael is about to get away, he is trapped again and again, it was still very good It was believable I liked the setting of it, which was 1948 during most of the book The cast of characters was wonderful and although the author did not spend a lot of time developing most of the characters, I had a pretty clear view of each one.It was well done.

    4. The young driver for a Chicago gangster flees his boss s retribution carrying a valise full of mob money and encounters a traumatized war veteran and a corrupt sheriff in a dying Nebraska railroad town during the 1940s.

    5. Running for your lifeAt first I was confused by all the different characters, but realizing the time periods it was put into perspective Egan really got himself into quite a lot of predicaments The town of Absalom was a depressing place and an unfortunate town to pick as a hiding place I m glad that Egan, Marion, Vickie, Andy, Becky and sons finally moved on with their lives.

    6. Gently engrossing, pulls readers in, believable cast Re readable Not too much or over the top Recommend for mystery readers not a Christian or spiritual mystery 2012

    7. Surprisingly good One of my favorite genres, and a great overall story Felt the climax to be a little disconnected, however the ending was perfect Talk about a page turner

    8. This was a good easy read I enjoyed the story line Just enough mystery and romance to want you to keep on going Liked the mobster involvement and the ending was great

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