One whirlwind week of love, blackmail, and betrayal in teeming prewar new york.

June 1939. Francis Dempsey and his shellshocked brother, Michael, are on an ocean liner from Ireland bound for their brother Martin's home in New York City, having stolen a small fortune from the IRA. During the week that follows, the loves of these three brothers collide spectacularly with big-band jazz musicians, a talented but fragile heiress, a Jewish street photographer facing a return to Nazi-occupied Prague, a vengeful mob boss, and the ghost of their own family's revolutionary past.

The World of Tomorrow by Brendan Mathews