It is 1983 and with the death of their leader, the Kelly clan faces an uncertain future. With the sequel to Loyalty, the author provides a psychological action novel of crime, betrayal, and revenge, centering on the new leader of Boston’s Irish Mafia, Marty Kelly, and his first cousin and closest confident, Timmy Kelly.
The cinematic narrative chronicles the conflicts between their crime family and a rising Irish mobster in Boston, Italian dons in Providence and Boston, and Hispanic gangsters on Mission Hill. It also traces the Corsicans’ struggles to find love amid tumultuous lives and difficult family relationships.
Constrained by past agreements, Marty Kelly must prove his mettle while his enemies, both old and new, coalesce to bring him down and as the FBI, working through seen and unseen adversaries, plots his demise.
The novel is ripe with inventive incident, is evocative of the political, social, and physical atmosphere of the early 80s and offers a bevy of interesting characters, both primary and secondary.
Curry’s Loyalty was praised by Robert B. Parker as "exciting, intelligent, and a pleasure to read," and by David Brudnoy as "a truly successful first novel."