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Short Synopsis
More than a typical legal thriller, The Mayor of Lexington Avenue tells a story of enduring friendships, love and loss, promises kept, and loyalties fulfilled, all against a backdrop that sweeps from the streets of New York City to the bayous and barrios of Florida.

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Growing up on the mean streets of New York City, Johnny and Mikey always had each other's back. Mikey was a loyal friend, but even he knew that Johnny was headed for bigger things. That's why he dubbed him the "Mayor of Lexington Avenue."

The two friends were inseparable—until one fateful night set them on their different paths: Johnny to life as a high-powered lawyer in Miami, and Mikey to a shattered existence behind bars. Now, haunted by guilt over Mikey's conviction, and numbed by the excesses of a successful life, Johnny finds his one last shot at redemption: A young Florida man is framed for a murder he didn't commit, and Johnny feels compelled to fight for him—and, in a way, for Mikey. But there are powerful people who want the truth hidden, and Johnny will have to risk everything and everyone he cares about to save the young man…and himself.

"This is a debut novel, but it reads like it was written by a master of the genre." ---Nelson DeMille

"Sheehan is a truly gifted storyteller, and the novel's format is fresh and clever.... A genuine literary achievement." ---Booklist Starred Review

"Reads like To Kill a Mockingbird on steroids." ---Chicago Tribune
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The Mayor of Lexington Avenue

Author James Sheehan

Narrated by Dick Hill

Publication date Apr 14, 2008

Running time 14 hrs

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