Capo: A Novel of New Orleans’ Most Notorious Gangster

Open Road Media
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A young Sicilian immigrant rises through the ranks of the Mafia in this “mesmerizing” novel that “gives Puzo a run for his money” (Publishers Weekly).
 
Sicily, 1879: After successfully smuggling a severed human ear past the police, Silvio Randazzo completes his dangerous first rite of passage—from peasant boy to Mafia soldier. The ear is a chilling ransom demand from Antonino Greco, Italy’s most famous and feared Mafioso. But it’s not until Randazzo commits his first vendetta killing that he truly “makes his bones” as a worthy member of the society that values honor above all . . . and rewards betrayal with death.
 
New Orleans, 1880: By exterminating the rivals of Angelo Priola—the most powerful gangster in America’s most decadent city—the newly arrived Randazzo makes his mark in the fledgling underworld of his new homeland. As the law closes in on the notorious Greco, and dangerous new players vie for Priola’s territory, the cunning, ruthless, and ever more ambitious Randazzo watches the path clear for his own ascension to the throne of capo—boss of bosses.
 
In the tradition of The Godfather, this “absorbing, historically authentic tale,” inspired by real events, brings to vivid life the bloody and brutal world of the Mafia (The Observer).
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About the author

Peter Watson was educated at Durham University and the Universities of London and Rome, and was awarded scholarships in Italy and the United States. After serving as deputy editor of New Society magazine, he spent four years on the Sunday Times “Insight” team of investigative journalists. Watson wrote the daily diary column for the London Times before becoming that paper’s New York correspondent, eventually returning to London to write about the art world for the Observer and then the Sunday Times.
 
He has published three exposés on the world of art and antiquities, twelve books of nonfiction, and seven novels—some under the pen name Mackenzie Ford—and from 1997 to 2007 was a research associate at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research at the University of Cambridge. Watson lives in London, where his interests include theatre, opera, and fishing.
 
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Publisher
Open Road Media
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Published on
Nov 28, 2017
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Pages
464
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ISBN
9781504020480
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Thrillers / Espionage
Fiction / Thrillers / Historical
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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Content Protection
This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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