Children who have been orphaned or hidden by parents in a last, defiant gesture against the Nazis. The only people left in the shattered, bombed-out city are the lost, abandoned children whose only goal is to survive another day. The german army has evacuated the city of Naples. The war in Europe is almost won.
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There is vincenzo soldari, a sixteen-year-old history buff who is determined to make history by leading others with courage and self-confidence; Carlo Maldini, his nineteen-year-old daughter, a middle-aged drunkard desperate to redeem himself by adding his experience to the raw exuberance of the young fighters; Nunzia Maldini, who helps her father regain his self-respect— and loses her heart to an American G.
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These powerful themes ricochet through Lorenzo Carcaterra’s new novel like bullets from a machine gun. But this is more than just an authentic chronicle of crime. By taking gabe under his wing and teaching him everything he knows, which is greater: his love for the boy he cherishes, in the winter of his life, Angelo Vestieri will learn, or his need to be a gangster and to live by the savage rules he helped create.
A sweeping panoramic with riveting characters, a unique understanding of the underworld philosophy, and a relentless pace, Gangster travels through the time of godfathers and goodfellas to our own world of suburban Sopranos. Destiny. 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.
Gangster: A Novel #ad - . Love. Violence. In his bloody rise from soldier to mob boss, and gains a perspective on the lonely, if powerful, he encounters ever more barbaric betrayals—in friendship, the virtue of relationships, in love—yet simultaneously comes to understand the meaning of loyalty, in his brutal business, life he has chosen.
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Cain. William Diehl. Pins. 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. They're apaches. The best cops. Mrs. But they are cops no more. Columbo. Legends of the NYPD, they were great cops. Now they are apaches, a renegade unit working on their own—reunited to bring down the most vicious criminal working in New York City today.
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Someone must always watch his back, and Detective Jennifer Fabini gets the job. 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.
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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. 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, the son of Don Nicola, Pete Rossi, has decided to bring Gian back to America–permanently.
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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. 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.
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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.
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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. Praise for sleepers “Undeniably powerful, an enormously affecting and intensely human story. Carcaterra is an excellent writer, changing pace here and there but never letting the reader go.
Sleepers #ad - 1 new york times bestseller • the extraordinary true story of four men who take the law into their own hands. 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.
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And he wondered how he could love his father again. Now, decades later, Lorenzo has finally come to terms with the awful truth about his father. 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.
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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. Petersburg times, on Paradise City “Terrifying and heartbreaking.
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Murdered by terrorists with a lethal ax to grind. No one in my group was.
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Kate westcott, a gifted American art student, has come to Florence to study Michelangelo. 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.
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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. 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.
Tin Badges: A Novel Tank Rizzo Book 1 #ad - . A top nypd detective is pulled out of retirement to take down a notorious drug dealer. Chris moves in with Tank, and the two circle each other warily. Everything here leaps from the page, never stinting on the harsh reality, smart, delivering a spicy, and entertaining adventure. Steve berry, new york Times bestselling author of the Cotton Malone series.
To tackle a case involving a dangerous kingpin known as gonzo, Tank turns to his best friend and ex-partner, Pearl; a former mobster living out a seemingly quiet retirement as the owner of Tank’s favorite Italian restaurant; and a team of expert misfits he would trust with his life.
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His first-ever mistake forces Sal to botch an assassination, killing three undercover FBI agents in the process. Until now, that is. And that rogue fbi agent on his trail, seeking vengeance for the murder of his three fellow agents, isn't going to let Sal fade so easily into the desert. Gangsterland is the wickedly dark and funny new novel by a writer at the height of his power—a morality tale set in a desert landscape as ruthless and barren as those who inhabit it.
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This puts too much heat on Sal, and he knows this botched job will be his death sentence to the Mafia.