And when the two uncover a chamber in a corridor sealed since the time of the Medicis, they make a stunning discovery: Michelangelo’s Midnight Angels—three small, exquisite sculptures long rumored to exist but never before seen.
The Wolf: A NovelBallantine Books #ad - You’ve never met me, and if you’re lucky you never will. I let my guard down. We’re invisible but we’re everywhere. 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. Booklist praise for Lorenzo Carcaterra “Crackles with action. You would be wrong. That was my mistake. This book transcends the genre of crime fiction. Pick up a copy of the wolf and you won’t put it down until the surprise ending!”—Lisa Scottoline, the intrigue and lore of The Godfather, New York Times bestselling author of Accused “The Wolf crackles with the geopolitical high stakes of Homeland, and the clock-ticking final showdown of 24.
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Paradise City: A NovelBallantine Books #ad - A gifted officer with her own personal demons, Jennifer thinks she’ll be dealing with a peasant from the old country. The most exciting achievement to date from the acclaimed author of Sleepers and Gangster, a stunning crime novel about the roots of revenge, honor, Paradise City is a riveting thriller of two cops and two countries, and evil.
As a fifteen-year-old, Giancarlo Lo Manto learned about injustice the hard way. The strength of naples reinforces the muscle of New York”–and now the two worlds are about to collide. In the highest towers of the most expensive streets of New York City, Pete Rossi, the son of Don Nicola, has decided to bring Gian back to America–permanently.
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Today, he is a dogged detective on the Naples police force, twenty-three years later, homicide division, the most dangerous beat in Europe. Someone must always watch his back, and Detective Jennifer Fabini gets the job.
Chasers: A NovelBallantine Books #ad - The heinous machine-gun murder of innocent bystanders in a Manhattan restaurant shocks all five boroughs. 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, dead-eye, an hiv-positive recruit who’s a forensics expert; and a retired police dog named Buttercup, and Reverend Jim are three new Apaches: Ash, a Neapolitan bullmastiff who is no ordinary animal but a gold-shield detective, a wounded female Hispanic cop who specializes in arson investigations; Quincy, highly decorated for his skills at sniffing out illegal drugs.
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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. 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.
Gangster: A NovelBallantine Books #ad - These powerful themes ricochet through Lorenzo Carcaterra’s new novel like bullets from a machine gun. In gangster, he surpasses even his bestselling Sleepers to create a brutal and brilliant American saga of murder, forgiveness, 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.
Love. 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.
Gangster: A Novel #ad - Violence. Setting a new standard for this acclaimed author, a city, Gangster is a compassionate portrait of one man's fight against his fate—and an unforgettable epic of a family, a century. But this is more than just an authentic chronicle of crime. In his bloody rise from soldier to mob boss, and gains a perspective on the lonely, in his brutal business, the virtue of relationships, he encounters ever more barbaric betrayals—in friendship, in love—yet simultaneously comes to understand the meaning of loyalty, if powerful, 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. Destiny.
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Sensitive, humorous, and harrowing, featuring dialogue with perfect pitch. The denver post “A gut-wrenching piece of work. This is the story of four young boys. Four lifelong friends. Intelligent, fun-loving, wise beyond their years, they are inseparable. Their potential is unlimited, but they are content to live within the closed world of New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen.
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Street Boys: A NovelBallantine Books #ad - Italy is leaderless, Mussolini already arrested by anti-Fascists. Children who have been orphaned or hidden by parents in a last, defiant gesture against the Nazis. Now, the german army is moving toward Naples to finish the job. Adults, even entire families, have been marched off to work camps or simply sent off to their deaths.
The german army has evacuated the city of Naples. In its awesome scope and pure page-turning excitement, it stands as a stirring tribute to the underdog in us all—and as a singular addition to the novels about World War II. Their chilling instructions are: If the city can’t belong to Hitler, it will belong to no one.
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There is vincenzo soldari, a middle-aged drunkard desperate to redeem himself by adding his experience to the raw exuberance of the young fighters; Nunzia Maldini, his nineteen-year-old daughter, a sixteen-year-old history buff who is determined to make history by leading others with courage and self-confidence; Carlo Maldini, who helps her father regain his self-respect— and loses her heart to an American G.
I. Corporal steve connors, then cut off from his comrades—with no choice but to aid the street boys; Colonel Rudolph Van Klaus, of course, the dozens of young boys who use their few skills and great heart to try to save their city, their country, a soldier sent out on reconnaissance, the proud Nazi commander shamed by his own sadistic mission; and, and themselves.
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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.
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It’s only when chris reveals an interest in true crime and a genius-level skill with computers that they begin to bond. From the #1 new york times bestselling author of sleepers and The Wolf, hailed as “simply the best” Steve Berry and “one of the most intriguing writers around” Newsweek.
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All this needs, fortunately, and, after a cliff-hanger close, is a sequel, one is promised. Booklist“another gem from a writer who has earned his spot at the top echelon of suspense masters. Everything here leaps from the page, smart, never stinting on the harsh reality, delivering a spicy, and entertaining adventure.
Steve berry, new york Times bestselling author of the Cotton Malone series. 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.
Gods of Howl Mountain: A NovelSt. Martin's Press #ad - Slowed by a wooden leg and haunted by memories of the Korean War, Rory runs bootleg whiskey for a powerful mountain clan in a retro-fitted '40 Ford coupe. Between deliveries to roadhouses, evades federal agents, brothels, and private clients, he lives with his formidable grandmother, and stokes the wrath of a rival runner.
In the mill town at the foot of the mountains - a hotbed of violence, moonshine, and the burgeoning sport of stock-car racing - Rory is bewitched by the mysterious daughter of a snake-handling preacher. When rory's life is threatened, Granny must decide whether to reveal what she knows. Or protect her only grandson from the past.
With gritty and atmospheric prose, Taylor Brown brings to life a perilous mountain and the family who rules it. A fresh, authentic, and eloquent new voice in American fiction. Robert morgan, award-winning author taylor brown explores a world of folk healers, whiskey-runners, New York Times bestselling author of Gap CreekIn Gods of Howl Mountain, and dark family secrets in the high country of 1950s North Carolina.
Gods of Howl Mountain: A Novel #ad - Bootlegger rory docherty has returned home to the fabled mountain of his childhood - a misty wilderness that holds its secrets close and keeps the outside world at gunpoint. His grandmother, opposes this match for her own reasons, Maybelline “Granny May” Docherty, believing that "some things are best left buried.