By (author) Lorenzo Carcaterra
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Apaches by Lorenzo Carcaterra
Book DescriptionIn 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099257059
(200mm x 130mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Jul-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Lorenzo Carcaterra
Midnight Angels, Paperback / softback (June 2011)
In the secret passageways of one of the world's most majestic cities, an American woman must risk everything to keep the long-lost work of a Renaissance master from falling into the hands of thieves.
Safe Place, Paperback (December 1997)
An account of how the author and his mother survived the erratic, violent outbursts of his father, a powerful man who tempered his rage with affection. To a young boy he was a man to both love and fear - until Carcaterra learned something which changed his life for ever: his father was a murderer.
Sleepers, Paperback (April 1996)» View all books by Lorenzo Carcaterra
Presents the 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.
UK Kirkus Review » The stunning follow up to Sleepers features six ex-cops and an ex-Mafia made man who form a task force to take out criminals the real police can't touch. Their first target is a super villainess who makes Cruella de Ville look like your favourite auntie. Tough, sentimental and bleak in equal parts, Apaches reaches the parts other hard boiled novels can only try for. (Kirkus UK)
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Author Biography - Lorenzo Carcaterra
Lorenzo Carcaterra was born in New York where he still lives. He was a reporter on the New York Daily News before he wrote his first book of non-fiction, A Safe Place, which recounts how he discovered, at the age of fourteen, that his father had murdered his first wife. Sleepers, which became a bestseller on both sides of the Atlantic, tells of the abuse and torture he suffered in a boy's reformatory, and is now a major Propaganda film.
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