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The Dark Arena by Mario Puzo

By Mario Puzo

Mario Puzo gained overseas approval for The Godfather and his different Mafia novels. yet earlier than developing these masterpieces, Puzo wrote his first acclaimed novel The darkish Arena–an surprising tale of a war-scarred younger American in a conflict opposed to corruption and betrayal. . . .

After coming domestic on the finish of worldwide struggle II, Walter Mosca unearths himself too stressed for his civilian position in the US. So he returns to Germany to discover the girl he had as soon as loved–and to begin a few type of existence in a vanquished nation. yet prior to Walter stretches a dismal panorama of defeat and intrigue, as he succumbs to the corrupting impacts of a malevolent time. Now he enters a unique type of struggle, one within which he needs to make a fateful decision–between love and ambition, ardour and greed, lifestyles and loss of life. . . .

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Six Graves to Munich by Mario Puzo

By Mario Puzo

A novel of blood and vengeance from the number 1 New York Times bestselling writer of The Godfather.

Michael Rogan used to be an intelligence officer at the back of enemy traces in international struggle II Europe. yet he made the error of falling in love, which gave him whatever to lose-or to be taken from him.

Captured through the Nazis, Michael was once taken care of as an scan. a bit of meat. a topic upon which his captors dedicated atrocity upon atrocity. yet now not ahead of they did an identical to his wife-and unborn son. He's lived with the horror of that have for ten years.

Now, Michael Rogan has back to Europe to discover the boys who tortured him. And he's going to ensure that they by no means need to dwell with the horror as he did...

they'll die with it.

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Blood and Honor: Inside the Scarfo Mob, the Mafia's Most by George Anastasia

By George Anastasia

Here's the interior tale concerning the upward thrust and fall of Philadelphia's infamous Scarfo association. it's a first-hand account of homicide, funds, and corruption advised by way of wiseguy-turned-witness Nick Caramandi, whose testimony placed Nicky Scarfo and plenty of of his affiliates in the back of bars for the remainder of their lives.

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A Case for Solomon: Bobby Dunbar and the Kidnapping That by Tal McThenia, Margaret Dunbar Cutright

By Tal McThenia, Margaret Dunbar Cutright

A CASE FOR SOLOMON: BOBBY DUNBAR AND the abduction THAT HAUNTED A kingdom chronicles probably the most celebrated—and such a lot misunderstood—kidnapping circumstances in American heritage. In 1912, four-year-old Bobby Dunbar, the son of an upper-middle-class Louisiana relations, went lacking within the swamps. After an eight-month seek that electrified the rustic and destroyed Bobby’s mom and dad, the boy used to be came upon, filthy and rarely recognizable, within the pinewoods of southern Mississippi. A wandering piano tuner who have been shuttling the kid through the quarter by way of wagon for months used to be arrested and charged with kidnapping—a crime that was once punishable by means of loss of life on the time. but if a destitute unmarried mom got here ahead from North Carolina to say the boy as her son, now not Bobby Dunbar, the case turned a high-pitched conflict over custody—and identity—that divided the South.
Amid an ever-thickening tangle of suspicion and doubt, moms and a father struggled to say their rightful parenthood over the kid, either to the general public and to themselves. for 2 years, legal professionals dissected and newspapers sensationalized each element of the tale. Psychiatrists, physicians, criminologists, and personal detectives debated the piano tuner’s guilt and the boy’s id. And the entire whereas the boy himself remained exceptionally guarded at the query of who he was once. It took approximately a century, a interest that have been handed down via generations, and the technological know-how of DNA to find the reality.
A Case for Solomon is a gripping ancient secret, distilled from a trove of private and archival examine. the tale of Bobby Dunbar, fought over by way of competing New Orleans tabloids, the courts, and the citizenry of 2 states, deals a case learn in yellow journalism, emergent forensic technological know-how, and legal justice within the turn-of-the-century American South. it's a drama of uncooked poverty and gear and an exposÉ of the way that period outlined and defended motherhood, youth, and group. First instructed in a gorgeous episode of nationwide Public Radio’s This American existence, A Case for Solomon chronicles the epic fight to figure out one child’s id, alongside the way in which probing unsettling questions on the formation of reminiscence, kin, and self.

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King Con: A Novel by Stephen J. Cannell

By Stephen J. Cannell

When it involves developing unforgettable felony characters, not anyone does it greater than Emmy Award winner Stephen J. Cannell, the strength in the back of such acclaimed television hits as "The Rockford Files," "The Commish," "Wiseguy," and "The A-Team." Now come Cannell's most attractive characters but -- a lively collection of smart con artists.
King Con vs. The Don

Raised in an international of flimflams, come-ons and con-jobs, Beano Bates has performed so good he's earned a place at the FBI's Ten such a lot sought after checklist. yet his fortunate streak vanishes after a card video game during which he scams a funky 80 grand from a infamous Mafia don -- who retaliates through having Beano approximately crushed to death.

For the 1st time in his mythical profession, Beano desires greater than a huge rating -- he wishes justice. Aided by means of a stunning, no-nonsense lady prosecutor and a legion of artful cousins, all comprehensive grifters, Beano, the king of the cons, places jointly the final word swindle -- a well-planned sting of method, ability and deception. the objective is America's so much feared mob kingpin and his psychopathic brother. And during this video game, winner takes all!

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The Crime and the Silence: Confronting the Massacre of Jews by Anna Bikont, Alissa Valles

By Anna Bikont, Alissa Valles

A huge paintings of nonfiction on a wartime atrocity, its sixty-year denial, and the impression of its truth

Jan Gross's highly debatable Neighbors was a historian's disclosure of the occasions within the small Polish city of Jedwabne on July 10, 1941, while the electorate rounded up the Jewish inhabitants and burned them alive in a barn. The bloodbath used to be a surprising mystery that were suppressed for greater than sixty years, and it provoked crucial public debate in Poland due to the fact 1989. From the outset, Anna Bikont stated in town, combing via documents and interviewing citizens who survived the warfare interval. Her writing grew to become a vital a part of the talk and he or she herself an actor in a countrywide drama.
half background, half memoir, The Crime and the Silence is the journalist's account of those occasions: either the tale of the bloodbath advised via oral histories of survivors and witnesses, and a portrait of a Polish city coming to phrases with its darkish previous. together with the views of either heroes and perpetrators, Bikont chronicles the resources of the hatred that exploded opposed to Jews and asks what myths develop on hidden thoughts, what destruction they reason, and what occurs to a society that refuses to simply accept a terrible truth.
A profoundly relocating exploration of being Jewish in smooth Poland that Julian Barnes referred to as "one of the main chilling books," The Crime and the Silence is a crucial contribution to Holocaust heritage and a desirable tale of a city coming to phrases with its darkish prior.

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White Lies (Spider Shepherd, Book 11) by Stephen Leather

By Stephen Leather

Dan 'Spider' Shepherd sequence, e-book 11

Dan 'Spider' Shepherd is used to placing his lifestyles at the line - for his buddies and for his task with MI5. So whilst considered one of his former apprentices is abducted within the badlands of Pakistan, Shepherd doesn't hesitate to hitch a rescue mission.

But whilst the plan is going horribly incorrect, Shepherd leads to the fingers of al-Qaeda terrorists. His SAS education is of little support as his captors beat and torture him.

Shepherd's MI5 controller Charlotte Button is decided to get her guy out of harm's manner, yet to do this she's going to need to holiday the entire principles. Her simply wish is to usher in America's most interesting - the elite SEALs who conducted Operation Neptune Spear - in a do-or-die operation to rescue the captives.

White Lies is a quick paced, seat-of-your-pants mystery to be able to have you ever hooked from the 1st web page till the final.

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The Anatomy of Violence by Charles W. Runyon

By Charles W. Runyon

The day Laura Crewes was once named the town’s attractiveness Queen used to be additionally the day she was once seized, blindfolded and cruelly violated. in simple terms the truth that she by no means observed her violator’s face stored her life.

But the fiend didn’t understand that the assault might arouse the tigress in Laura, and that she might throw all warning apart to spot and prosecute him.

As a final result, her impassioned manhunt basically aroused him to extra heights of felony hope. at the hour that the 2 ultimately met head to head, town aroused from sleep to a stunning new lesson within the anatomy of violence.

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Gently Does It (Inspector George Gently, Book 1) by Alan Hunter

By Alan Hunter

The very last thing you wish while you're on vacation is to get entangled in a homicide. for many humans, that may simply qualify because the vacation from hell. For George lightly, it's a case of commercial as traditional. the manager Inspector's quiet Easter holiday in Norchester is rudely interrupted while an area bushes service provider is located useless. His son, with whom he were noticeable arguing, instantly turns into the major suspect, even supposing lightly is way from confident of his guilt. Norchester urban Police gratefully settle for Gently's supply to assist examine the homicide, yet he quickly clashes with Inspector Hansom, the officer in control of the case. Hansom's notion of conclusive proof appals lightly nearly up to Gently's thorough, special, methodical type of research exasperates Hansom, who considers the homicide to be a simple affair. Locking horns with the neighborhood legislation is a distraction lightly can do with out while he's at the path of a killer.

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