A brilliant, troubling, important book. Jonathan kellerman, on Sleepers “Crackles with action. Let’s just say that killing your enemy is easy, but there are better ways to get revenge. This book transcends the genre of crime fiction. With plenty of action and dialogue as authentic as the streets of New York.
The Vulture's Game Short Story #ad - St. How my uncle gave me a job to do and turned me loose in the big, bad world he’d already conquered. In it you’ll meet the superbly crafted crime boss Vincent Marelli—and then you’ll spend this riveting read trying to decide whether Marelli, like Michael Corleone, is a hero or a villain. And how i took on the man who tried to take on the wrong people—my people.
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 LosePraise for Lorenzo Carcaterra “Terrifying and heartbreaking.
Tin Badges: A Novel Tank Rizzo Book 1Ballantine Books #ad - But will he risk the only family he’s ever had to crack the case? as one of the NYPD’s most trusted “tin badges”—retired detectives brought in to solve cases that are beyond the reach of the everyday force—Tank Rizzo has faced off against some of the city’s toughest criminals without breaking a sweat.
Tank is the only family left for his orphaned teenage nephew, Chris, although he knows his lifestyle is ill-suited to win him father of the year. But gonzo will stop at nothing to defend the empire he's built, and won't hesitate to make it personal. Then tank gets a call telling him that his brother and sister-in-law, estranged from him for many years, have been killed in a horrific car accident.
. It’s only when chris reveals an interest in true crime and a genius-level skill with computers that they begin to bond. A top nypd detective is pulled out of retirement to take down a notorious drug dealer. Chris’s skills may be exactly what Tank’s team needs to take Gonzo down—but getting him involved could put his life at risk.
Tin Badges: A Novel Tank Rizzo Book 1 #ad - Advance praise for tin badges“carcaterra capably combines his trademark adrenaline-fueled action with the emotion involved in Tank taking on a parental role for a sometimes surly teen. All this needs, after a cliff-hanger close, and, is a sequel, fortunately, one is promised. Booklist“another gem from a writer who has earned his spot at the top echelon of suspense masters.
The Wolf: A NovelBallantine Books #ad - I run the biggest criminal operation in the world. And because I did, my wife and daughters are gone. You’ve never met me, and if you’re lucky you never will. A riveting and ingenious read that will keep you turning the pages. Douglas preston, on Midnight Angels “A powerful read. I wasn’t looking for a war with them.
You would be wrong. In it you’ll meet the superbly crafted crime boss Vincent Marelli—and then you’ll spend this riveting read trying to decide whether Marelli, like Michael Corleone, is a hero or a villain. But in more ways than you could think of, I own you. You would think that with that kind of power I would be invincible.
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No one in my group was. They will feel my wrath. We will protect our interests, and I will protect my son.
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Cain. William Diehl. Readers will no doubt die for this stuff. Newsweek“A compellingly readable novel. Think of it as the Magnificent Seven Does New York. The dallas morning news“carcaterra writes with the passion of Styron, the guts of Mailer, and the sting of James M. But they are cops no more. Columbo. Legends of the NYPD, they were great cops.
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Gangster: A NovelBallantine Books #ad - Setting a new standard for this acclaimed author, Gangster is a compassionate portrait of one man's fight against his fate—and an unforgettable epic of a family, a city, a century. Love. But this is more than just an authentic chronicle of crime. In his bloody rise from soldier to mob boss, in his brutal business, he encounters ever more barbaric betrayals—in friendship, the virtue of relationships, if powerful, in love—yet simultaneously comes to understand the meaning of loyalty, and gains a perspective on the lonely, life he has chosen.
As the years pass, as enemies are made and defeated, as wars are fought and won, the old don meets an abandoned boy who needs a parent as much as protection. By taking gabe under his wing and teaching him everything he knows, in the winter of his life, Angelo Vestieri will learn, which is greater: his love for the boy he cherishes, or his need to be a gangster and to live by the savage rules he helped create.
A sweeping panoramic with riveting characters, and a relentless pace, a unique understanding of the underworld philosophy, Gangster travels through the time of godfathers and goodfellas to our own world of suburban Sopranos. Violence. These powerful themes ricochet through Lorenzo Carcaterra’s new novel like bullets from a machine gun.
Gangster: A Novel #ad - Destiny. 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.
Lost Angel A Mulholland / Strand Magazine ShortMulholland Books #ad - Determined to bring the girl's killer to justice, Tank hits the streets of upper Manhattan, chasing leads and searching for clues about her tragically short life. Lost angel" by lorenzo carcaterra is one of 20 short stories within Mulholland Books's Strand Originals series, featuring thrilling stories by the biggest names in mystery from the Strand Magazine archives.
View the full series list at mulhollandbooks. Com and listen to them all! In a city where a girl can go missing for years, a retired New York cop investigates a gruesome crime. Tank is a retired new york city cop coping with two teenaged problems: one is his recently-orphaned nephew, and the other is a girl whose decomposed body was found in a cooler off the Henry Hudson Parkway.
Chasers: A NovelBallantine Books #ad - The heinous machine-gun murder of innocent bystanders in a Manhattan restaurant shocks all five boroughs. In lorenzo carcaterra’s chasers, the street-smart and highly specialized cadre of renegade NYPD cops last depicted in his acclaimed novel Apaches returns in a new tale of action and suspense. It’s 1985, and the city that never sleeps is about to wish it had stayed in bed.
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. Along for the harrowing ride with boomer, an hiv-positive recruit who’s a forensics expert; and a retired police dog named Buttercup, Dead-Eye, a Neapolitan bullmastiff who is no ordinary animal but a gold-shield detective, and Reverend Jim are three new Apaches: Ash, a wounded female Hispanic cop who specializes in arson investigations; Quincy, highly decorated for his skills at sniffing out illegal drugs.
Chasers: A Novel #ad - From the bestselling author of sleepers and former writer/producer of Law & Order comes another high-octane New York City crime drama pulsing with energy. 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, a mysterious and deadly assassin; the Boiler Man, a killer as ruthless as he is cunning; Angel, determined to end his career as the richest drug baron in the world; and the G-Men, 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.
Paradise City: A NovelBallantine Books #ad - Together the two must solve a disappearance that appears to be a kidnapping. Paradise city is lorenzo carcaterra’s richest entertainment, a book that is at once a sensational crime novel and a provocative exploration of his trademark themes: violence and innocence, love and revenge. When his mother moved him from new york back to his family’s ancestral home in Naples, Gian found himself face-to-face with the source of the mob’s strength, the spring that spawned its deadly killers.
Today, he is a dogged detective on the Naples police force, twenty-three years later, homicide division, the most dangerous beat in Europe. He is the nemesis of all who export evil, the man who stops it before it spreads overseas. Someone must always watch his back, and Detective Jennifer Fabini gets the job.
Paradise City: A Novel #ad - When gian learns that his teenage niece, has gone missing in Manhattan, Paula, to paradise, he cancels a much-needed vacation to Capri, joking that “one island is just as good as the other. Gian’s homecoming will be anything but smooth. 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. But turns out to be a deadly trap.
SleepersBallantine Books #ad - Years later, one has become a lawyer. One a reporter. And two have grown up to be murderers, professional hit men. For all of them, the pain and fear of Wilkinson still rages within. Only one thing can erase it. Until one disastrous summer afternoon. On that day, what begins as a harmless scheme goes horrible wrong.
And the four find themselves facing a year’s imprisonment in the Wilkinson Home for Boys. The oldest of them is fifteen, the youngest twelve. What happens to them over the course of that year—brutal beatings, unimaginable humiliation—will change their lives forever. Lorenzo carcaterra’s graphic narrative grips like gunfire in a dark alley.
Sleepers #ad - The atlanta journal-constitution “a terrifying account of brutality and retribution, and thugs, searing in its emotional truth, sadists, peopled with murderers, but biblical in its passion and scope. People. 1 new york times bestseller • the extraordinary true story of four men who take the law into their own hands.
. Praise for sleepers “Undeniably powerful, an enormously affecting and intensely human story.
LostLittle, Brown and Company #ad - And as the rostoffs zero in on a target dear to Tom, they're not playing by anyone's rules. The city of miami is Detective Tom Moon's back yard. Miami just got a lot more dangerous -- especially for one innocent young woman running for her life. Moon's investigative team discovers that the opportunistic "Blood Brothers" -- Russian nationals Roman and Emile Rostoff -- have evaded authorities while building a vast, powerful, and deadly crime syndicate throughout Europe and metropolitan Miami.
He's always kept it local, attending University of Miami on a football scholarship, and, as a Miami PD officer, protecting the city's most vulnerable. Moon played offense for U of M, but he's on the other side of the field this time. Now, as the new leader of an fbI task force called "Operation Guardian, " it's his mission to combat international crime.
A Safe Place: The True Story of a Father, a Son, a MurderBallantine Books #ad - A safe place is the brilliant result. Did he possess the same murderous fury; would he someday suddenly lash out at those he loved? As his father's physical abuse escalated, Lorenzo sought frantically for a safe place. A place where he could find hope and reconciliation and peace, where his father's terrible shadow no longer lingered.
. Dramatic, graphic and wrenching. The reader is left to wonder--at the devastation of Carcaterra's youth, at his survival to adulthood, and at the grace that allowed him to craft this piercing memoir. The washington postlorenza carcaterra grew up in hell's kitchen, New York in the 1950s and '60s in a confusing world of love and fear of his paradoxically violent and affectionate father.
A Safe Place: The True Story of a Father, a Son, a Murder #ad - Now, decades later, Lorenzo has finally come to terms with the awful truth about his father. And he wondered how he could love his father again. Then lorenzo learned that his father had murdered his first wife.