Paradise City

by Lorenzo Carcaterra

eBooks of the Month Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on Paradise City

An above-average New York drugs, kidnapping tale involving a dedicated Italian mafia hunter from Naples using unusual techniques in the Big Apple.  Accompanied by a female agent, befriending a useful street urchin and seriously upsetting the mafia, this builds to an intriguing twist in a fast, highly recommended read.  He has a terrific backlist to indulge in too, especially Sleepers and Gangster.
Comparison: Mario Puzo, Michael Connelly, George Pelecanos.
Similar this month: Lee Child, Michael Marshall.

 

Sarah Broadhurst

Paradise City Synopsis

Giancarlo Lo Manto is the toughest cop on the toughest beat in Europe - a detective in the Naples homicide squad, dedicated to bringing down the mob. But what hurts the gangsters in the old country hurts them in the new world too. In the highest towers of the most expensive streets in New York City, Lo Manto is becoming a problem. When Lo Manto learns his teenage niece, Paula, has gone missing in Manhattan, the two worlds, the two cities, are set to collide. The poor of Naples call New York Paradise City. For Gian Lo Manto, coming to the City is a journey into hell.

Paradise City Press Reviews

'Carcaterra's strength is his ability to move a story along quickly and ensure his readers keep turning the pages well into the night. Varied and absorbing ... brings a lump to the throat'
The Times

'Carcaterra's unrelenting pace gives this sweeping saga a style all its own' Maxim

'Startlingly good crime fiction' Observer

'Reads like a treatment for a Martin Scorcese script' Independent

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ISBN: 9780743495745
Publication date: 04/04/2005
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (trade Division)
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780743495745
Publication date: 4th April 2005
Author: Lorenzo Carcaterra
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (trade Division)
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 496 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About Lorenzo Carcaterra

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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