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The Gods of Gotham

Lyndsay Faye

1845. New York City forms its first police force. The great potato famine hits Ireland. These two seemingly disparate events will change New York City. Forever. Timothy Wilde tends bar near the Exchange, fantasizing about the day he has enough money to win the girl of his dreams. But when his dreams literally incinerate in a fire devastating downtown Manhattan, he finds himself disfigured, unemployed, and homeless. His older brother obtains Timothy a job in the newly minted NYPD, but he is highly skeptical of this new "police force." And he is less than thrilled that his new beat is the notoriously down-and-out Sixth Ward-at the border of Five Points, the world's most notorious slum. One night while making his rounds, Wilde literally runs into a little slip of a girl-a girl not more than ten years old-dashing through the dark in her nightshift . . . covered head to toe in blood. Timothy knows he should take the girl to the House of Refuge, yet he can't bring himself to abandon her. Instead, he takes her home, where she spins wild stories, claiming that dozens of bodies are buried in the forest north of 23rd Street. Timothy isn't sure whether to believe her or not, but, as the truth unfolds, the reluctant copper star finds himself engaged in a battle for justice that nearly costs him his brother, his romantic obsession, and his own life.

1845. New York City forms its first police force. The great potato famine hits Ireland. These two seemingly disparate events will change New York City. Forever. Timothy Wilde tends bar near the Exchange, fantasizing about the day he has enough money to win the girl of his dreams. But when his dreams literally incinerate in a fire devastating downtown Manhattan, he finds himself disfigured, unemployed, and homeless. His older brother obtains Timothy a job in the newly minted NYPD, but he is highly skeptical of this new "police force." And he is less than thrilled that his new beat is the notoriously down-and-out Sixth Ward-at the border of Five Points, the world's most notorious slum. One night while making his rounds, Wilde literally runs into a little slip of a girl-a girl not more than ten years old-dashing through the dark in her nightshift . . . covered head to toe in blood. Timothy knows he should take the girl to the House of Refuge, yet he can't bring himself to abandon her. Instead, he takes her home, where she spins wild stories, claiming that dozens of bodies are buried in the forest north of 23rd Street. Timothy isn't sure whether to believe her or not, but, as the truth unfolds, the reluctant copper star finds himself engaged in a battle for justice that nearly costs him his brother, his romantic obsession, and his own life.
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1845. New York City forms its first police force. The great potato famine hits Ireland. These two seemingly disparate events will change New York City. Forever. Timothy Wilde tends bar near the Exchange, fantasizing about the day he has enough money to win the girl of his dreams. But when his dreams literally incinerate in a fire devastating downtown Manhattan, he finds himself disfigured, unemployed, and homeless. His older brother obtains Timothy a job in the newly minted NYPD, but he is highly skeptical of this new "police force." And he is less than thrilled that his new beat is the notoriously down-and-out Sixth Ward-at the border of Five Points, the world's most notorious slum. One night while making his rounds, Wilde literally runs into a little slip of a girl-a girl not more than ten years old-dashing through the dark in her nightshift . . . covered head to toe in blood. Timothy knows he should take the girl to the House of Refuge, yet he can't bring himself to abandon her. Instead, he takes her home, where she spins wild stories, claiming that dozens of bodies are buried in the forest north of 23rd Street. Timothy isn't sure whether to believe her or not, but, as the truth unfolds, the reluctant copper star finds himself engaged in a battle for justice that nearly costs him his brother, his romantic obsession, and his own life.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Steven Boyer

Length:

12h 9m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:21


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

19:40


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:47


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

13:34


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:38


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:22


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

16:20


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

20:35


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:21


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:13


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:05


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:18


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

18:06


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

17:44


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

11:10


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:33


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:37


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:44


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

22:32


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:36


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:35


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:02


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:22


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

17:50


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

10:41


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

19:02


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

23:17


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:49


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:21


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

14:10


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

11:16


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

12:47


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

17:12


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

08:42


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:32


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

23:49


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:32


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

22:40


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:10


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:58


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:58


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:53


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:31


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

09:23


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:17


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

14:21


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

18:32


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

23:23


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

12:07


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

11:02


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

19:52


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:33


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

30:16


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

20:02


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:50


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:01


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:28


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

09:46


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

00:40