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Lorenzo Carcaterra - Author

About the Author

Lorenzo Carcaterra grew up in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen. He is a working journalist as well as a novelist and script writer for television and movies.

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The Wolf

The Wolf

Author: Lorenzo Carcaterra Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/09/2015

Wolf

Wolf

Author: Lorenzo Carcaterra Format: eBook Release Date: 29/07/2014

In this thrilling novel by Lorenzo Carcaterrathe #1 New York Times bestselling author of Sleepers, Gangster, and Midnight Angelsorganized crime goes to war with international terrorism in the name of one man's quest for revenge. My name is Vincent Marelli, though most people call me The Wolf. You've never met me, and if you're lucky you never will. But in more ways than you could think of, I own you. I run the biggest criminal operation in the world. We're invisible but we're everywhere. Wherever you go, whatever you do, however it is you spend your money, a piece of it lands in our pockets. You would think that with that kind of power I would be invincible. You would be wrong. I made a mistake, one that a guy like me can never afford to make. I let my guard down. And because I did, my wife and daughters are gone. Murdered by terrorists with a lethal ax to grind. That was my mistake. But it was also theirs. I wasn't looking for a war with them. No one in my group was. But they've left me with nothing but a desire for revengeso a war is what they'll get. The full strength of international organized crime against every known terrorist group working today. Crime versus chaos. We will protect our interests, and I will protect my son. We won't get them all, but I will get my revenge, or I will die trying. They will know my name. They will feel my wrath. They will fear The Wolf.Praise for The Wolf ';Lorenzo Carcaterra is one of my favorite writers in the world, and The Wolf is his best book yet. In it you'll meet the superbly crafted crime boss Vincent Marelliand then you'll spend this riveting read trying to decide whether Marelli, like Michael Corleone, is a hero or a villain. 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. 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 . . . a riveting and ingenious read that will keep you turning the pages.'Douglas Preston, on Midnight Angels ';A powerful read . . . with plenty of action and dialogue as authentic as the streets of New York.'St. Petersburg Times, on Paradise City ';Terrifying and heartbreaking . . . a brilliant, troubling, important book.'Jonathan Kellerman, on Sleepers ';A brilliant, multilayered novel that breathes and bleeds on every page. This book transcends the genre of crime fiction. It is a full-blooded novel and an epic read.'Robert Crais, on GangsterFrom the Hardcover edition.

Vulture's Game (Short Story)

Vulture's Game (Short Story)

Author: Lorenzo Carcaterra Format: eBook Release Date: 24/06/2014

In The Wolf, #1 New York Times bestselling author Lorenzo Carcaterra introduces readers to Vincent Marelli, his most stunning and captivating hero yet. But, in this eBook original prequel short story, before Marelli becomes the world's most powerful mob boss, he must prove he has what it takes to lead the pack. Features a preview of Lorenzo Carcaterra's riveting new novel, The Wolf! My name is Vincent Marelli, and when I was a young man life gave me a choice: play by the rules . . . or play to win. You might say I chose well, because today I am the don of all dons, commanding the biggest, most successful organized crime operation in the world. But all that I haveeverything I wonI got by working harder, thinking smarter, and fighting better than the rest. This is the story of how I started. How my uncle gave me a job to do and turned me loose in the big, bad world he'd already conquered. And how I took on the man who tried to take on the wrong peoplemy people. I won't say what happened. You can find out for yourself. Let's just say that killing your enemy is easy, but there are better ways to get revenge. And the best revenge is a gift that keeps on giving. Advance praise for The Wolf ';Lorenzo Carcaterra is one of the my favorite writers in the world, and The Wolf is his best book yet. In it you'll meet the superbly crafted crime boss Vincent Marelliand then you'll spend this riveting read trying to decide whether Marelli, like Michael Corleone, is a hero or a villain. 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. 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 . . . a brilliant, troubling, important book.'Jonathan Kellerman, on Sleepers ';Crackles with action . . . a riveting and ingenious read that will keep you turning the pages.'Douglas Preston, on Midnight Angels ';A powerful read . . . with plenty of action and dialogue as authentic as the streets of New York.'St. Petersburg Times, on Paradise City ';A brilliant, multilayered novel that breathes and bleeds on every page. This book transcends the genre of crime fiction. It is a full-blooded novel and an epic read.'Robert Crais, on Gangster

Midnight Angels

Midnight Angels

Author: Lorenzo Carcaterra Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/05/2011

Chasers

Chasers

Author: Lorenzo Carcaterra Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2007

CHASERS heralds the return of the Apaches - a cadre of controversial former NYPD cops first introduced in Carcaterra's previous novel, APACHES. In this sequel, set three years later, the surviving members of the team reunite to continue their relentless battle against crime. Their new adventure is kick-started by the machine-gun murder of innocent bystanders in a Manhattan restaurant, one of whom happens to be Boomer's neice. Boomer, Dead Eye and Reverend Jim reunite to hunt down the Colombian drug cartel responsible. Joining the group in this mission are three new Apaches: Ash, a wounded female Hispanic cop with a speciality in arson investigations; Quincy, an HIV-positive recruit who specialises in forensics; and the ironically-named Buttercup, a retired police dog who is a gold-shield detective, highly decorated for her skills at sniffing out illegal drugs. It's the Apaches versus the drug lords in an all-out New York City street war.

Chasers

Chasers

Author: Lorenzo Carcaterra Format: eBook Release Date: 01/06/2007

This is the return of the Apaches-a cadre of controversial, adrenaline-junkie former NYPD cops, first introduced in Lorenzo Carcaterra's previous novel Apaches. In this sequel, set three years after the events in the first novel, the surviving members of the team reunite to continue their battle against crime. Their new adventure starts with the machine-gun murder of innocent bystanders in a Manhattan restaurant. This incident ultimately propels our heroes into an investigation of a Colombian drug cartel responsible for the selling and distribution of millions of kilos of cocaine. Joining the group in this mission are three new Apaches: Ash, a wounded Hispanic female cop with a specialty in arson investigations; Quincy, an HIV-positive recruit who is a specialist in forensics; and Bruno, a retired police dog who is a gold-shield detective, highly decorated for his skills at sniffing out illegal drugs. It's the Apaches versus the drug lords in an all-out New York City street war.

Gangster

Gangster

Author: Lorenzo Carcaterra Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2002

Ever since his best-selling SLEEPERS, Lorenzo Carcaterra has told tales of Italian-Americans. Now, in this huge story, he travels from the days of godfathers and goodfellas to our own world of suburban Sopranos. GANGSTER is an epic, compassionate portrait of one man's fight against his fate - and the narrative of a family, a city and a century. Born in violence and raised in the shadow of a shocking secret, young Angelo Vestieri chose to flee both his Italian past and his father, and build a new life in early 20th century New York. Through his bloody rise from soldier to mob boss he deals in further betrayals - in his brutal business, in friendship and in love - while coming to understand loyalty and the virtues of relationships. As he grows older, Angelo takes Gabe, an abandoned boy, under his wing, and teaches him everything he knows. Finally, he will learn which is stronger - the love he has for the boy he cherishes, or the need to be a gangster and live by the savage rules he helped to create.

Apaches

Apaches

Author: Lorenzo Carcaterra Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/07/1998

In the early 1980s, a new scourge is unleashed upon an unsuspecting America. Crack cocaine. The tenuous grip on law and order is finally broken as organized gangs run amok. None of their leaders is more evil than Lucia Carney whose drug empire grows and grows at the cost of thousands of lives, many of them innocent ones. With the forces of law and order incapable of breaking the gangs, a new type of enforcement is required; a rogue force, outside the restrictions of the police code. These men and women are called the Apaches. They have little left to loose, having already lost their police badges as a result of the wounds and disability sustained in the course of duty. They are the avenging angels who will descend on Carney's empire and, irrespective of personal cost, destroy it forever.

A Safe Place

A Safe Place

Author: Lorenzo Carcaterra Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/12/1997

'IT'S TIME YOU KNEW THE TRUTH, ' 'ABOUT YOUR FATHER. ' 'WHAT ABOUT HIM?' 'HIS FIRST WIFE, ' SHE SAID. 'SHE DIDN'T DIE OF CANCER. ' 'HOW DID SHE DIE?' 'HE MURDERED HER. ' At the age of fourteen Lorenzo Carcaterra made a shocking discovery. Behind closed doors he and his mother survived the erratic, violent outbursts of his father. A powerful man, he tempered his rage with affection. To a young boy he was a man to both love and fear. Until Lorenzo learned a shattering fact that forever changed his life. His father was a murderer.

Sleepers

Sleepers

Author: Lorenzo Carcaterra Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/1996

An unforgettable true story of friendship, loyalty and revenge, set against the unmistakable backdrop of New York City They were four boys who shared everything - the laughter and bruises of an impoverished upbringing in New York's West Side. Then one of their pranks misfired - a man nearly died and they were sent away to a reformatory school. There they suffered the worst abuse the guards could inflict on them. They were forever scarred by their experiences. Eleven years later two of them became killers for the mob. They met the ringleader of the guards who abused them - and shot him dead in front of several witnesses. No one thought they would see the outside of a prison again - but the four friends banded together once more and in one last, audacious stand brought their own vengeance to the courtroom. Sleepers was adapted into an award-winning film, featuring Hollywood stars Dustin Hoffman, Brad Pitt, Robert de Niro and Kevin Bacon. A moving and shocking coming-of-age story that is a must read for fans of the cult film, Stand by Me. Lorenzo Carcaterra was born in New York where he still lives. He was a reporter on the New York Daily News before he wrote A Safe Place. His second book, Sleepers, became a bestseller on both sides of the Atlantic.

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