Out of prison and on his own, Peter Fury struggles to find a place in the world Peter Fury has been in prison for fifteen years and four days, and every minute has been an eternity. He was jailed for killing a woman whose greed had poisoned his familyan honorable crime that merely drove the Furys further apart from one another. On the gloomy day when he steps back into the free world, Peter's parents are dead and his siblings have scattered. All he has left is himselfbut Peter is still a Fury, and one Fury is enough to do almost anything. In a matter of hours, Peter realizes there is nothing left for him in England. Rather than wither and die like so many ex-cons, this onetime dreamer plans to immigrate to New York and find a new life there. But he has too much history in this blighted dockside town, and it may not be ready to let him go just yet. An End and a Beginning is the fifth and final book of James Hanley's acclaimed Furys Saga.