Jim Cirni's Powerful Trilogy of Critically Acclaimed New York Mob Novels in One Volume
"Fast-paced, streetwise, and sharp as a garrote." Kirkus Reviews
The owner of a Queens supper club popular with mobsters becomes the patsy in a gambling swindle that could spark an underworld war.
A bartender at a mob bar secretly witnesses a murder...and gets dragged by his wife into a outrageous scheme to blackmail the Godfather, a homicidal chocolate addict.
A low-level thug takes a bullet meant for the boss' kid and ends up on the fast-track to becoming a made man...if he isn't killed first in a mob war or by his girlfriend who wants him to go straight.
Fontana's restaurant maintains a certain sleazy charm, and their spicy dialogue is as tasty as the calamari.
Cleverly plotted and well-written.
A light-hearted, very funny glimpse into the underworld. LIvely, authentic dialogue and a breakneck pace make this a thoroughly enjoyable performance.