The ear is a chilling ransom demand from Antonino Greco, Italy’s most famous and feared Mafioso. New orleans, 1880: by exterminating the rivals of angelo Priola—the most powerful gangster in America’s most decadent city—the newly arrived Randazzo makes his mark in the fledgling underworld of his new homeland.
Capo: A Novel of New Orleans' Most Notorious Gangster #ad - . A young sicilian immigrant rises through the ranks of the Mafia in this “mesmerizing” novel that “gives Puzo a run for his money” Publishers Weekly. Sicily, 1879: after successfully smuggling a severed human ear past the police, Silvio Randazzo completes his dangerous first rite of passage—from peasant boy to Mafia soldier.
But it’s not until randazzo commits his first vendetta killing that he truly “makes his bones” as a worthy member of the society that values honor above all. . .
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As the years pass, as wars are fought and won, as enemies are made and defeated, the old don meets an abandoned boy who needs a parent as much as protection. In gangster, forgiveness, he surpasses even his bestselling Sleepers to create a brutal and brilliant American saga of murder, and redemption. Born in the midst of tragedy and violence and raised in the shadow of a shocking secret, young Angelo Vestieri chooses to flee both his past and his father to seek a second family—the criminals who preside over early 20th century New York.
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No one combines such themes as Renaissance art, global terror, and all things Italian like Lorenzo Carcaterra. Andrew gross, new york times bestselling author of Everything to Lose “Binds a strong confessional voice with a taut revenge plot. New york “A high-octane thriller. Publishers weekly starred review “Action fans will love it.
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But they’ve left me with nothing but a desire for revenge—so a war is what they’ll get. We will protect our interests, and I will protect my son.
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Together the two must solve a disappearance that appears to be a kidnapping. His father was gunned down by the Camorra, the murderous clan run by Don Nicola Rossi. When gian learns that his teenage niece, to paradise, he cancels a much-needed vacation to Capri, has gone missing in Manhattan, Paula, joking that “one island is just as good as the other.
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. The most exciting achievement to date from the acclaimed author of Sleepers and Gangster, a stunning crime novel about the roots of revenge, Paradise City is a riveting thriller of two cops and two countries, honor, and evil. As a fifteen-year-old, Giancarlo Lo Manto learned about injustice the hard way.
A gifted officer with her own personal demons, Jennifer thinks she’ll be dealing with a peasant from the old country.
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It’s 1985, and the city that never sleeps is about to wish it had stayed in bed. Now this dedicated team will become Chasers, working multiple cases that will converge into one explosive, all-out street war. They will face a gallery of formidable enemies: quinones, a former priest turned cartel boss, determined to end his career as the richest drug baron in the world; and the G-Men, a killer as ruthless as he is cunning; Angel, a mysterious and deadly assassin; the Boiler Man, a band of dealers and doers determined to maintain their iron grip on the cocaine trade–no matter how much blood is spilled.
Fueled by lorenzo carcaterra’s adrenaline-rush prose and peopled with uncommon heroes and merciless crime lords tearing through city streets, Chasers proves to be this acclaimed author’s most intense novel to date. The brutal slaying propels the surviving members of the Apaches–controversial, take-’em-down, outside-the-law ex-cops–into investigating a Colombian drug cartel responsible for distributing millions of kilos of cocaine on American shores.
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The heinous machine-gun murder of innocent bystanders in a Manhattan restaurant shocks all five boroughs.
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In this no-holds-barred account, he reveals the brutal truth of a life in organized crime. A new york times bestseller, the “chilling and compelling . . . Killer: the bronx-born son of a jewish bootlegger, “Joey the Hit Man” was introduced to crime when he was just eleven years old. He hijacked trucks, fenced stolen goods, and trafficked in pornography.
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For the next thirty years he was a numbers king, scalper, enforcer, loan shark, and drug smuggler.
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Kid sally palumbo has been a loyal servant to the Brooklyn Mafia for years. To keep sally from stirring up trouble, Baccala tosses him an easy assignment: Organize a bicycle race through Brooklyn, and keep the profits. The job would be his for the taking—if only Kid Sally weren’t a Grade A moron. But unfortunately for Kid Sally, murder pays poorly.
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As their relationship intensifies, so too does the pressure to fulfill his mission—only at what cost? Inspired by real events involving one of the Monuments Men, The Nazi’s Wife is an “outstanding story” featuring “exceptionally good writing” The Daily Telegraph. Stolen gold and forbidden love intertwine in this riveting novel set during the last days of the Third Reich by “a superb writer and a masterful storyteller” Houston Chronicle.
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A winner of the dag hammarskjöld International Prize, with more than two million copies sold, Holocaust is an unforgettable glimpse into this monumental human tragedy. The weisses are jewish, also “good” Germans—but under the new regime, they are doomed. Told through the reminiscences of erik dorf, who ran away from his family as a young boy in an effort to fight the Nazis, this novel takes us through almost every significant event of the Third Reich, and the courageous young Jew Rudi Weiss, the ambitious SS officer, from the horrific reality of Kristallnacht to the mass exterminations at Auschwitz.
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