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The Last Don Book by ,

The Last Don Book
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2004-09-28
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN Code: 0345480716

Summary: A masterful saga of the last great American Mafia family and its powerful reach into Hollywood and Las Vegas, from the author of The Godfather The Last Don is Domenico Clericuzio, a wise and ruthless old man who is determined to see his heirs established in legitimate society but whose vision is threatened when secrets from the family's past spark a vicious war between two blood cousins. The Last Don is a mesmerizing tale that takes us inside the equally corrupt worlds of the mob, the movie industry, and the casinos where beautiful actresses and ruthless hitmen are ruled by lust and violence, where sleazy producers and greedy studio heads are drunk on power, where crooked cops and desperate gamblers play dangerous games of betrayal, and where one man controls them all. Praise for The Last Don “Puzo is in top form. . . . Head-long entertainment, bubbling over with corruption, betrayal, assassinations, Richter-scale romance, and, of course, family values.”—Time “The most entertaining read since The Godfather.”—The New York Times Book Review “Skillfully crafted . . . It gives us Hollywood, Las Vegas, and the mob in one sweet dish.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review “Puzo returns after a quarter century to the terrain of his greatest success, The Godfather, to tell a second masterful tale of Mafia life.”—Variety “A compelling tale peopled by memorable characters . . . Puzo is a master storyteller with an uncanny facility for details that force the reader to keep the pages turning.”—USA Today

Last Don Standing Book by Larry McShane,Dan Pearson

Last Don Standing Book
  • Author : Larry McShane,Dan Pearson
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2017-03-21
  • Category: True Crime
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 1250095883

Summary: As the last Don of the Philadelphia mob, Ralph Natale, the first-ever mob boss to turn state’s evidence, provides an insider’s perspective on the mafia. Natale’s reign atop the Philadelphia and New Jersey underworlds brought the region’s mafia back to prominence in the 1990s. Smart, savvy, and articulate, Natale came up in the mob and saw first-hand as it hatched its plan to control Atlantic City’s casino unions. Later on, after spending 16 years in prison, he reclaimed the family as his own after a bloody mob war that left bodies scattered across South Philly. He forged connections around the country, invigorated the family with more allies than it had in two decades, and achieved a status within the mob never seen before or since until he was betrayed by his men and decided to testify against them in a stunning turn of events. Using dozens of hours of interviews with Natale along with research and interviews with FBI agents, this book delivers revelatory insights into seminal events in American mob history, including: - The truth about Jimmy Hoffa’s disappearance - The murder of Jewish mob icon Bugsy Siegel - The identity of the man who created modern-day Las Vegas With the full cooperation of Natale, New York Daily News reporter Larry McShane and producer Dan Pearson uncover the deadly reign of the last great mob boss of Philadelphia, a tale that covers a half-century of mob lore—and gore.

The Fourth K Book by Mario Puzo

The Fourth K Book
  • Author : Mario Puzo
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2012-01-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN Code: 0345480791

Summary: A PRESIDENTIAL DYNASTY. AN ARAB TERRORIST ATTACK. DEMOCRACY UNDER SIEGE. Mario Puzo envisioned it all in his eerily prescient 1991 novel, The Fourth K. President Francis Xavier Kennedy is elected to office, in large part, thanks to the legacy of his forebears– good looks, privilege, wealth–and is the very embodiment of youthful optimism. Too soon, however, he is beaten down by the political process and, disabused of his ideals, he becomes a leader totally unlike what he has been before. When his daughter becomes a pawn in a brutal terrorist plot, Kennedy, who has obsessively kept alive the memory of his uncles’ assassinations, activates all his power to retaliate in a series of violent measures. As the explosive events unfold, the world and those closest to him look on with both awe and horror.

The Sicilian Book by Mario Puzo

The Sicilian Book
  • Author : Mario Puzo
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2004-09-28
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN Code: 0345480740

Summary: After Mario Puzo wrote his internationally acclaimed The Godfather, he has often been imitated but never equaled. Puzo's classic novel, The Sicilian, stands as a cornerstone of his work—a lushly romantic, unforgettable tale of bloodshed, justice, and treachery. . . . The year is 1950. Michael Corleone is nearing the end of his exile in Sicily. The Godfather has commanded Michael to bring a young Sicilian bandit named Salvatore Guiliano back with him to America. But Guiliano is a man entwined in a bloody web of violence and vendettas. In Sicily, Guiliano is a modern day Robin Hood who has defied corruption—and defied the Cosa Nostra. Now, in the land of mist-shrouded mountains and ancient ruins, Michael Corleone's fate is entwined with the dangerous legend of Salvatore Guiliano: warrior, lover, and the ultimate Siciliano. Praise for The Sicilian “Puzo is a master storyteller.”—USA Today “The Balzac of the mafia.”—Time “An accomplished and imaginative writer.”—Los Angeles Times

The Family Corleone Book by ,

The Family Corleone Book
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012-05-08
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 720
  • ISBN Code: 1455521612

Summary: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An exhilarating and profound novel of tradition and violence and of loyalty and betrayal, The Family Corleone will appeal to the legions of fans who can never get enough of The Godfather. New York, 1933: The city and the nation are in the depths of the Great Depression. The crime families of New York have prospered in this time, but with the coming end of Prohibition, a battle is looming that will determine which organizations will rise and which will face a violent end. For Vito Corleone, nothing is more important that his family's future. While his youngest children, Michael, Fredo, and Connie, are in school, unaware of their father's true occupation, and his adopted son Tom Hagen is a college student, he worries most about Sonny, his eldest child. Vito pushes Sonny to be a businessman, but Sonny-17 years-old, impatient and reckless-wants something else: To follow in his father's footsteps and become a part of the real family business.

Omerta Book by Mario Puzo

Omerta Book
  • Author : Mario Puzo
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2000-07-05
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN Code: 0375505687

Summary: “A splendid piece of crime fiction . . . a fitting cap to a tremendous career . . . Through it all, Puzo keeps the heat on and keeps the reader enthralled with his characters and his story.”—The Denver Post To Don Raymonde Aprile’s children, he was a loyal family member, their father’s adopted “nephew.” To the FBI he was a man who would rather ride his horses than do Mob business. No one knew why Aprile, the last great American don, had adopted Astorre Viola many years before in Sicily; no one suspected how he had carefully trained him . . . and how, while the don’s children claimed respectable careers in America, Astorre Viola waited for his time to come. That time has arrived. The don is dead, his murder one bloody act in a drama of ambition and deceit—from the deadly compromises made by an FBI agent to the greed of two crooked NYPD detectives and the frightening plans of a South American Mob kingpin. In a collision of enemies and lovers, betrayers and loyal soldiers, Astorre Viola will claim his destiny. Because after all these years, this moment is in his blood. . . . “In Omerta (the Sicilian code for silence), Puzo sements his reputation as a page-turning storyteller.”—Detroit Free Press “More tasty twists than a plate of fusilli . . . Cunning entanglements with an FBI gangbuster, crooked cops and strong women sauce up this deft and passionate last novel by the Balzac of the Mafia.”—Time

Six Graves to Munich Book by Mario Puzo

Six Graves to Munich Book
  • Author : Mario Puzo
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2010-05-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN Code: 1101404434

Summary: An explosive, non-stop thriller following one man’s trail of violence across post-war Europe from the bestselling author of The Godfather. Michael Rogan was an intelligence officer behind enemy lines in World War II. But he made the mistake of falling in love, which gave him something to lose—or to be taken from him. Captured by the Nazis, Michael was treated as an experiment. A piece of meat. A subject upon which his captors committed atrocity upon atrocity. But not before they did the same to his wife—and unborn son. He's lived with the horror of that experience for ten years. Now, Michael Rogan has returned to Europe to find the men who tortured him. And he's going to make sure that they never have to live with the horror as he did...They will die with it. First published under a pseudonym in 1967, Six Graves to Munich was Mario Puzo’s literary predecessor to his legendary novel, The Godfather. In this unsung classic, Puzo’s trademark unflinchingly stark writing style, vivid descriptive skill, and relentless pace are exemplified in the genre of the spy novel. In his hands, the classic tale of revenge becomes a haunting study of humanity at its most visceral, offering a glimpse into a damaged soul whose only remaining purpose for living is to kill.

The Fortunate Pilgrim Book by Mario Puzo

The Fortunate Pilgrim Book
  • Author : Mario Puzo
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2004-09-28
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN Code: 0345480708

Summary: FROM BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE GODFATHER - "A classic... The novel is lifted into literature by its highly charged language, its penetrating insights, and its mixture of tenderness and rage." - New York Times Book Review Described by the author as his "best and most literary book." Puzo's classic story about the loves, crimes and struggles confronted by one family of New York City immigrants living in Hell's Kitchen. Fresh from the farms in Italy, Lucia Santa struggles to hold her family together in a strange land. At turns poignant, comic and violent, The Fortunate Pilgrim is Italian-American fiction at its very best. The book's hero, Lucia Santa, is an incredibly captivating character and based on Puzo's very own mother - he describes, "her wisdom, her ruthlessness, and her unconquerable love for her family and for life itself, qualities not valued in women at the time."

In Defense of Looting Book by Vicky Osterweil

In Defense of Looting Book
  • Author : Vicky Osterweil
  • Publisher : Bold Type Books
  • Release Date : 2020-08-25
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 1645036677

Summary: A fresh argument for rioting and looting as our most powerful tools for dismantling white supremacy Looting--a crowd of people publicly, openly, and directly seizing goods--is one of the more extreme actions that can take place in the midst of social unrest. Even self-identified radicals distance themselves from looters, fearing that violent tactics reflect badly on the broader movement. But Vicky Osterweil argues that stealing goods and destroying property are direct, pragmatic strategies of wealth redistribution and improving life for the working class--not to mention the brazen messages these methods send to the police and the state. All our beliefs about the innate righteousness of property and ownership, Osterweil explains, are built on the history of anti-Black, anti-Indigenous oppression. From slave revolts to labor strikes to the modern-day movements for climate change, Black lives, and police abolition, Osterweil makes a convincing case for rioting and looting as weapons that bludgeon the status quo while uplifting the poor and marginalized. In Defense of Looting is a history of violent protest sparking social change, a compelling reframing of revolutionary activism, and a practical vision for a dramatically restructured society.

The Golden House Book by Salman Rushdie

The Golden House Book
  • Author : Salman Rushdie
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release Date : 2017-09-05
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN Code: 0735273588

Summary: One of the truly great writers of the century reaches beyond the very top of his game in this uncannily timely knockout of a novel. In quality and compelling scope, this is Rushdie's The Godfather meets The Great Gatsby--an unparalleled modern-day American thriller, with wonderful, moving characters and a grippingly entertaining story straight out of today's headlines, set against the panorama of American culture and politics from the inauguration of Obama to post-election Trump. When powerful real-estate tycoon Nero Golden immigrates to the States under mysterious circumstances, he and his three adult children assume new identities, reinventing themselves as emperors living in a lavish house in downtown Manhattan. Arriving shortly after the inauguration of Barack Obama, he and his sons, each extraordinary in his own right, quickly establish themselves at the apex of New York society, even as Nero Golden continues to raise huge buildings carrying his name in gold letters. The story of the powerful Golden family is told from the point of view of their Manhattanite neighbour and confidant, René, an aspiring filmmaker who finds in the Goldens the perfect subject. René chronicles the undoing of the house of Golden: the high life of money, of art and fashion, a sibling quarrel, an unexpected metamorphosis, the arrival of a beautiful former model, betrayal and murder, and far away, in their abandoned homeland, some decent intelligence work that could ruin Nero Golden forever. Invoking literature, pop culture and the cinema, Rushdie spins the story of the American zeitgeist over the last eight years, hitting every beat: the rise of the birther movement, the Tea Party, and identity politics; Gamergate; the backlash against political correctness; the ascendancy of Superman and Batwoman and the superhero movie; and, of course, the insurgence of a ruthlessly ambitious, narcissistic villain with painted skin and coloured hair.

The Godfather's Revenge Book by Mark Winegardner

The Godfather's Revenge Book
  • Author : Mark Winegardner
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2007-11-06
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 624
  • ISBN Code: 1101211296

Summary: The third and final installment in Mario Puzo's epic chronicle of the Corleone crime family—one of the most enduring lineages in American literature and cinema—achieves a stunning crescendo with a story that imagines the role of the Mafia in the assassination of a young, charismatic president. In The Godfather's Revenge—authorized by the Puzo Estate—Mark Winegardner moves the Corleone family onto the biggest stage of all: the intersection of organized crime and national politics. A subordinate to Michael Corleone, New Orleans underboss Carlo Tramonti is publicly humiliated when the US Attorney General—President Danny Shea's brother—has him arrested and deported to Colombia. Tramonti eventually returns, hell-bent on settling scores, and triggers a series of events destined to change the course of American history. Corleone, though haunted by the death of his brother Fredo, knows that this is no time for weakness—and so, with fearless consigliere Tom Hagen leading the way, a new path for the future is forged. As the dramatic twists of The Godfather's Revenge take the reader from Las Vegas to Miami to New Orleans, from the power alleys of Washington, DC, to the remote jungles of Colombia, the puppet master behind the curtain remains Michael Corleone, the tortured prodigal son who is determined to redefine his family's legacy and make his father—the original Godfather—proud.

The Last Viking Book by Don Hollway

The Last Viking Book
  • Author : Don Hollway
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-09-02
  • Category: History
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN Code: 1472846532

Summary: 'The Last Viking is a masterful and pulse-pounding narrative that transports the reader into the middle of the action.' Carl Gnam, Military Heritage Harald Sigurdsson burst into history as a teenaged youth in a Viking battle from which he escaped with little more than his life and a thirst for vengeance. But from these humble origins, he became one of Norway's most legendary kings. The Last Viking is a fast-moving narrative account of the life of King Harald Hardrada, as he journeyed across the medieval world, from the frozen wastelands of the North to the glittering towers of Byzantium and the passions of the Holy Land, until his warrior death on the battlefield in England. Combining Norse sagas, Byzantine accounts, Anglo-Saxon chronicles, and even King Harald's own verse and prose into a single, compelling story, Don Hollway vividly depicts the violence and spectacle of the late Viking era and delves into the dramatic events that brought an end to almost three centuries of Norse conquest and expansion.

War Against the Mafia Book by Don Pendleton

War Against the Mafia Book
  • Author : Don Pendleton
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2014-12-16
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 185
  • ISBN Code: 1497685540

Summary: The first book in the classic vigilante action series from a “writer who spawned a genre” (The New York Times). Overseas, Mack Bolan was dubbed “Sgt. Mercy” for the compassion he showed the innocent. On the home front, they’re calling him the Executioner for what he’s doing to the guilty. In the jungles of Southeast Asia, American sniper Mack Bolan honed his skills. After twelve years, with ninety-five confirmed hits, he returns home to Massachusetts. But it’s not to reunite with his family, it’s to bury them—victims in a mass murder/suicide. Even though Bolan’s own father pulled the trigger, he knows the old man was no killer. He was driven to madness by Mafia thugs who have turned his idyllic hometown into a new kind of war zone. Duty calls . . . Introducing an action hero “who would make Jack Reacher think twice,” this is the first book in the iconic series of vigilante justice that has become a publishing phenomenon ( With more than two hundred million Executioner books sold since its debut, the series continues to stimulate. Gerry Conway, cocreator of Marvel Comics’ The Punisher, credits the Executioner as “my inspiration . . . that’s what gave me the idea for the lone, slightly psychotic avenger.” The series is also now in development as a major motion picture. War Against the Mafia is the 1st book in the Executioner series, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

How Will You Measure Your Life? (Harvard Business Review Classics) Book by Clayton M. Christensen

How Will You Measure Your Life? (Harvard Business Review Classics) Book
  • Author : Clayton M. Christensen
  • Publisher : Harvard Business Review Press
  • Release Date : 2017-01-17
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN Code: 1633692574

Summary: In the spring of 2010, Harvard Business School’s graduating class asked HBS professor Clay Christensen to address them—but not on how to apply his principles and thinking to their post-HBS careers. The students wanted to know how to apply his wisdom to their personal lives. He shared with them a set of guidelines that have helped him find meaning in his own life, which led to this now-classic article. Although Christensen’s thinking is rooted in his deep religious faith, these are strategies anyone can use. Since 1922, Harvard Business Review has been a leading source of breakthrough ideas in management practice. The Harvard Business Review Classics series now offers you the opportunity to make these seminal pieces a part of your permanent management library. Each highly readable volume contains a groundbreaking idea that continues to shape best practices and inspire countless managers around the world.

The Art of Fielding Book by Chad Harbach

The Art of Fielding Book
  • Author : Chad Harbach
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2011-09-07
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN Code: 0316192163

Summary: At Westish College, a small school on the shore of Lake Michigan, baseball star Henry Skrimshander seems destined for big league stardom. But when a routine throw goes disastrously off course, the fates of five people are upended. Henry's fight against self-doubt threatens to ruin his future. College president Guert Affenlight, a longtime bachelor, has fallen unexpectedly and helplessly in love. Owen Dunne, Henry's gay roommate and teammate, becomes caught up in a dangerous affair. Mike Schwartz, the Harpooners' team captain and Henry's best friend, realizes he has guided Henry's career at the expense of his own. And Pella Affenlight, Guert's daughter, returns to Westish after escaping an ill-fated marriage, determined to start a new life. As the season counts down to its climactic final game, these five are forced to confront their deepest hopes, anxieties, and secrets. In the process they forge new bonds, and help one another find their true paths. Written with boundless intelligence and filled with the tenderness of youth, The Art of Fielding is an expansive, warmhearted novel about ambition and its limits, about family and friendship and love, and about commitment--to oneself and to others.

Strength of Conviction Book by Tom Mulcair

Strength of Conviction Book
  • Author : Tom Mulcair
  • Publisher : Dundurn
  • Release Date : 2015-08-01
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN Code: 1459732979

Summary: Globe & Mail Non-Fiction Bestseller Toronto Star Non-Fiction Bestseller The inside story of Tom Mulcair’s rise from modest, middle-class beginnings to the threshold of power. He has been called the strongest Opposition leader in the television era; he was also known in Québec as the provincial Opposition’s “pit bull.” Here, in his own words, and for the first time, is the inside story of Tom Mulcair’s rise from modest, middle-class beginnings to the threshold of power. Discover the man behind the headlines: who he is, how he thinks, and how he comes by the values that shaped his character. Unwavering in his convictions, he shares behind-the-scenes information on the reasons why he resigned as Québec’s minister of the environment under Charest; his decision to rejoin the New Democratic Party; and what it was like working closely with Jack Layton to help spearhead the “Orange Wave” that swept the NDP into power as the Official Opposition in the 2011 federal election. Alongside this, Mulcair also sheds light on such nation-defining events as past immigration and environmental policies, the Québec Referendum, Native residential schools and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and the Harper government’s Anti-Terrorism Act. In this book, Mulcair reveals his vision for the country, and his position on the issues that matter most — making Strength of Conviction an essential read for all Canadians with an interest in our nation’s future.


  • Release Date : 2020-10-17
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 540
  • ISBN Code: 9353175178

Summary: क्लेरिकुझिओ ही अमेरिकेतील सर्वांत प्रबळ अशी माफिया पॅâमिली. डॉन डॉमिनिको हा त्याचा प्रमुख असतो. जॉर्जिओ, व्हिन्सेंट, पीटी ही त्याची तीन मुलं आणि रोझमेरी ही त्याची मुलगी. पिप्पी हा त्याच्या दिवंगत बहिणीचा मुलगा. तो डॉनच्या पॅâमिलीसाठी सेनानी म्हणून काम करत असतो. सॅन्टाडिओ फॅमिलीचा अंत करण्यात पिप्पीने सिंहाचा वाटा उचललेला असतो. सॅन्टाडिओ पॅâमिलीने सिल्व्हिओ या डॉनच्या धाकट्या मुलाला ठार मारलेलं असतं. सॅन्टाडिओ पॅâमिलीतल्या जिमीवर रोझमेरीचं प्रेम बसतं. तिला त्याच्याशी लग्न करायचं असतं. अर्थातच डॉनचा याला विरोध असतो. सिाqल्व्हओच्या मृत्यूचा सूडही त्याला घ्यायचा असतो. तो रोझमेरीला जिमीशी लग्न करण्याची परवानगी देतो; पण लग्नाच्याच दिवशी पिप्पीच्या हस्ते जिमीसकट सगळ्या सॅन्टाडिओ पॅâमिलीचा अंत करतो. या कामात पिप्पीला डॉनच्या मुलांनीही मदत केलेली असते. रोझमेरीच्या डोळ्यांदेखत हे सगळं घडतं. त्यामुळे भावांविषयी, वडिलांविषयी आणि पिप्पीविषयी तिच्या मनात प्रचंड संताप असतो; वरवर ती शांत राहत असली तरी त्या संतापाचा उद्रेक झाल्यावर तिला वेडाचे झटके येत असतात. रोझेमेरी आणि जिमीचा मुलगा दान्ते आणि पिप्पी-नॅलिनचा मुलगा क्रॉस हे बरोबरीचे असतात. या दोघांच्या बाप्तिस्म्याच्या प्रसंगाने या कादंबरीची सुरुवात होते. अथेना अॉqक्वटेन या अतिशय सुंदर आणि नामवंत अभिनेत्रीचं उपकथानक या कादंबरीत आहे. बॉझ स्वॅâनेट हा तिचा नवरा आणि बेथॅनी ही त्यांची मुलगी. अथेना बॉझपासून विभक्त झालेली असते; पण तरीही बॉझ वेगवेगळ्या प्रकारे तिचा छळ करत असतो. एकदा तर ती एका पंâक्शनला गेलेली असताना तो तिच्या तोंडावर अ‍ॅसिड (प्रत्यक्षात ते अ‍ॅसिड नसते) पेâकतो; पण त्या द्रवाचे काहीच थेंब तिच्या गालावर पडतात. या घटनेने अथेना मनातून पार हादरते़ लॉडस्टोन या हॉलिवुडमधील सगळ्यात मोठ्या स्टुडिओच्या ‘मेसालिना’ या बिग बजेट चित्रपटात ती काम करत असते; पण बॉझच्या हल्ल्यानंतर ती या चित्रपटातील काम थांबवण्याचा निर्णय घेते. अथेनाच्या या निर्णयामुळे लॉडस्टोन स्टुडिओची सगळी आर्थिक गणितं कोलमडणार असतात. त्यामुळे हरतNहेने अथेनाची समजूत घालण्याचा प्रयत्न केला जातो; पण ती ऐकत नाही. शेवटी या चित्रपटाची पटकथाकार असलेली क्लॉडिया हे प्रकरण घेऊन आपल्या भावाकडे-क्रॉसकडे जाते. क्रॉस लास व्हेगासमधल्या ‘झेनादू वॅâसिनो हॉटेल’चा भागीदार असतो. जुगारासाठी हे हॉटेल प्रसिद्ध असतं. अथेना आणि बॉझचं प्रकरण ऐकल्यानंतर ़क्रॉस ‘मेसालिना’ हा चित्रपट विकत घेतो. नंतर तो अथेनाचीही भेट घेतो. योजनाबद्ध रीतीने बॉझच्या खुनाची सुपारी क्रॉस त्याच्या एका विश्वासू सहकाNयाला देतो. तो सहकारी बॉझची हत्या करतो आणि बॉझने आत्महत्या केल्याचा बनाव रचतो. अर्थातच अथेनाचा ‘मेसालिना’मध्ये काम करण्याचा मार्ग मोकळा होतो. दरम्यान, क्रॉसच्या वडिलांचा, पिप्पीचा खून होतो. तो खून दान्तेनं केला आहे, असं क्रॉसला समजतं आणि दान्तेविषयी त्याच्या मनात सुडाची भावना निर्माण होते. क्रॉस आणि अथेना परस्परांच्या प्रेमात पडतात. अथेना एकदा क्रॉसला तिच्या मुलीकडे, बेथॅनीकडे घेऊन जाते. बेथॅनी ऑटिस्टिक असते. अथेनाने तिला उपचारांसाठी एका संस्थेत ठेवलेलं असतं. ‘मेसालिना’ पूर्ण झाल्यानंतर चित्रपटसंन्यास घेऊन उर्वरित जीवन बेथॅनीसाठी समर्पित करायचं अथेनाने ठरवलेलं असतं. ‘मेसालिना’ पूर्ण होतो आणि त्याच्या प्रिमिअरची पार्टी क्रॉस ‘झेनादू’मध्ये करायचं ठरवतो. त्या पार्टीसाठी त्याने दान्ते आणि जिम लाॉझीला (क्लेरिकुझिओ पॅâमिलीसाठी काम करणारा माजी पोलीस अधिकारी, ज्याचा पिप्पीच्या खुनात सहभाग असतो.) आमंत्रित केलेलं असतं. या पार्टीला ते दोघं आल्यानंतर त्यांचा काटा काढायचा, असं क्रॉसने ठरवलेलं असतं. त्या दोघांना मारून या माफियांच्या जगातून बाहेर पडायची आणि अथेनाबरोबर सभ्य, सुसंस्कृत जीवन व्यतीत करण्याची त्याची इच्छा असते; पण ‘मेसालिना’च्या पार्टीदरम्यान क्रॉसला ठार मारायची योजना दान्ते आणि जिमने आखलेली असते. दान्ते आणि जिमची योजना सफल होते का? की क्रॉसच त्यांना ठार मारतो, या प्रश्नांची उत्तरं मिळण्यासाठी ‘द लास्ट डॉन’ वाचलीच पाहिजे. The Last Don is Domenico Clericuzio, a wise and ruthless old man who is determined to see his heirs established in legitimate society but whose vision is threatened when secrets from the family's past spark a vicious war between two blood cousins. The Last Don is a mesmerizing tale that takes us inside the equally corrupt worlds of the mob, the movie industry, and the casinos where beautiful actresses and ruthless hitmen are ruled by lust and violence, where sleazy producers and greedy studio heads are drunk on power, where crooked cops and desperate gamblers play dangerous games of betrayal, and where one man controls them all.

The Last Temptation of Christ Book by Nikos Kazantzakis

The Last Temptation of Christ Book
  • Author : Nikos Kazantzakis
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-03-20
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN Code: 1439144583

Summary: The internationally renowned novel about the life and death of Jesus Christ. Hailed as a masterpiece by critics worldwide, The Last Temptation of Christ is a monumental reinterpretation of the Gospels that brilliantly fleshes out Christ’s Passion. This literary rendering of the life of Jesus Christ has courted controversy since its publication by depicting a Christ far more human than the one seen in the Bible. He is a figure who is gloriously divine but earthy and human, a man like any other—subject to fear, doubt, and pain. In elegant, thoughtful prose Nikos Kazantzakis, one of the greats of modern literature, follows this Jesus as he struggles to live out God’s will for him, powerfully suggesting that it was Christ’s ultimate triumph over his flawed humanity, when he gave up the temptation to run from the cross and willingly laid down his life for mankind, that truly made him the venerable redeemer of men. “Spiritual dynamite.” —San Francisco Chronicle “A searing, soaring, shocking novel.” —Time

Don José, the Last Patrón Book by José Ortiz y Pino

Don José, the Last Patrón Book
  • Author : José Ortiz y Pino
  • Publisher : Sunstone Press
  • Release Date : 1981
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 123
  • ISBN Code: 0865340072

Summary: In the tradition of the curanderos who understood and applied the medicinal uses of herbs. . .and the viejitos, the Old Ones who made folklore. . .history and tradition come together in the oral narratives passed on to younger generations. The Patron was a man of limitless vision and compassion, a man of justice. There is also a guide to uses of native herbs and plants.

The Last Godfather Book by Simon Crittle

The Last Godfather Book
  • Author : Simon Crittle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2006-03-07
  • Category: True Crime
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN Code: 1440625131

Summary: As head of the Bonanno clan, Joey Massino was the last don, and ran his world with an iron hand--until he got hit with a murder rap, and turned on his own people. Here, for the first time, is his shocking true story--a glimpse inside the world of organized crime that we may never see again.