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 - Then lorenzo learned that his father had murdered his first wife. A safe place is the brilliant result. Now, decades later, Lorenzo has finally come to terms with the awful truth about his father.
SleepersBallantine Books #ad - Sensitive, humorous, and harrowing, featuring dialogue with perfect pitch. The denver post “A gut-wrenching piece of work. Lorenzo carcaterra’s graphic narrative grips like gunfire in a dark alley. The atlanta journal-constitution “a terrifying account of brutality and retribution, peopled with murderers, and thugs, searing in its emotional truth, sadists, but biblical in its passion and scope.
People. 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.
Sleepers #ad - Revenge. Sleepers is a thriller, to be sure, but it is equally a wistful hymn to another age. The washington post book World “A powerful book, hard to forget. Until one disastrous summer afternoon.
Gangster: A NovelBallantine Books #ad - Destiny. By taking gabe under his wing and teaching him everything he knows, in the winter of his life, which is greater: his love for the boy he cherishes, 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.
Violence. 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. In his bloody rise from soldier to mob boss, and gains a perspective on the lonely, the virtue of relationships, he encounters ever more barbaric betrayals—in friendship, in love—yet simultaneously comes to understand the meaning of loyalty, in his brutal business, 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. Love. In gangster, he surpasses even his bestselling Sleepers to create a brutal and brilliant American saga of murder, forgiveness, and redemption.
Gangster: A Novel #ad - 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. But this is more than just an authentic chronicle of crime. These powerful themes ricochet through Lorenzo Carcaterra’s new novel like bullets from a machine gun.
Apaches: A Novel of SuspenseBallantine Books #ad - 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. At war against evil. Pulp noir. Readers will no doubt die for this stuff. Newsweek“A compellingly readable novel. Praise for apaches“One of the most intriguing writers around.
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. Apaches showcases lorenzo Carcaterra's ability to create chillingly evil characters and a world horrifying in its depravity. The washington Post Book WorldBoomer. Dead-eye.
Apaches: A Novel of Suspense #ad - . Reverend Jim. But they are cops no more. Pins. Mrs. Columbo.
Paradise City: A NovelBallantine Books #ad - He is the nemesis of all who export evil, the man who stops it before it spreads overseas. But turns out to be a deadly trap. As they dash from the sun-struck villages of Italy to the darkest drug dens of New York, their journey links old-world honor and modern-day danger, and ends in a dizzying explosion of the present and the past.
The most exciting achievement to date from the acclaimed author of Sleepers and Gangster, honor, a stunning crime novel about the roots of revenge, 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.
Paradise City: A Novel #ad - The handsome, reserved, unrelenting Gian is a revelation: an irritant and a temptation–especially for a woman who has sworn off cops as lovers. Someone must always watch his back, and Detective Jennifer Fabini gets the job. Together the two must solve a disappearance that appears to be a kidnapping. 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. When gian learns that his teenage niece, he cancels a much-needed vacation to Capri, Paula, has gone missing in Manhattan, to paradise, joking that “one island is just as good as the other.
Gian’s homecoming will be anything but smooth.
Street Boys: A NovelBallantine Books #ad - Their chilling instructions are: If the city can’t belong to Hitler, it will belong to no one. No one but children. They are the warriors immortalized in Street Boys, Lorenzo Carcaterra’s exhilarating new novel, a book that exceeds even his bestselling Sleepers as a riveting reading experience. It’s late September.
. Children who are determined to take on the advancing enemy and save the city—or die trying. There is vincenzo soldari, 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, 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.
Street Boys: A Novel #ad - I. Corporal steve connors, then cut off from his comrades—with no choice but to aid the street boys; Colonel Rudolph Van Klaus, the dozens of young boys who use their few skills and great heart to try to save their city, a soldier sent out on reconnaissance, their country, of course, the proud Nazi commander shamed by his own sadistic mission; and, and themselves.
In its compassionate portrait of the rootless young, and its pitiless portrayal of the violence that is at once their world and their way out, Street Boys continues and deepens Lorenzo Carcaterra’s trademark themes. Adults, even entire families, have been marched off to work camps or simply sent off to their deaths.
The only people left in the shattered, bombed-out city are the lost, abandoned children whose only goal is to survive another day. The war in Europe is almost won.
Chasers: A NovelBallantine Books #ad - 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, a wounded female hispanic cop who specializes in arson investigations; Quincy, 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, highly decorated for his skills at sniffing out illegal drugs.
. The heinous machine-gun murder of innocent bystanders in a Manhattan restaurant shocks all five boroughs. 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 killer as ruthless as he is cunning; Angel, a mysterious and deadly assassin; the Boiler Man, a former priest turned cartel boss, 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.
Chasers: A Novel #ad - 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. 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.
Tin Badges: A Novel Tank Rizzo Book 1Ballantine Books #ad - 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. 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, is a sequel, and, after a cliff-hanger close, fortunately, one is promised. Booklist“another gem from a writer who has earned his spot at the top echelon of suspense masters. 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 - 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.
Everything here leaps from the page, delivering a spicy, never stinting on the harsh reality, smart, 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.
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The Wolf: A NovelBallantine Books #ad - They will know my name. I run the biggest criminal operation in the world. Murdered by terrorists with a lethal ax to grind. No one in my group was. They will feel my wrath. Pick up a copy of the wolf and you won’t put it down until the surprise ending!”—Lisa Scottoline, New York Times bestselling author of Accused “The Wolf crackles with the geopolitical high stakes of Homeland, the intrigue and lore of The Godfather, and the clock-ticking final showdown of 24.
We will protect our interests, and I will protect my son. The full strength of international organized crime against every known terrorist group working today. You would be wrong. And because I did, my wife and daughters are gone. You would think that with that kind of power I would be invincible. Crime versus chaos.
The Wolf: A Novel #ad - 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. We won’t get them all, but I will get my revenge, or I will die trying. 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.
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. Kate westcott, a gifted American art student, has come to Florence to study Michelangelo. It is the find of a lifetime—and the beginning of a nightmare. Pursued by criminals, and navigating the underground network of a secret society, suspected by the Rome Art Squad, Kate and Marco must use all their cunning to protect Michelangelo’s work—and their lives.
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. John lescroart isn’t a lawyer, but he writes like one. Dayton daily news “Crackling legal action. . Risks her career, the truth about Mark Dooher is about to explode. For in a trial that will change the lives of everyone it touches, there is one thing that no one knows—until it is much too late. Praise for guilt “A well-paced legal thriller.
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