Paradise City

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    Paperback Ò Paradise City MOBI Ð two worlds are about to collideIn the highest towers of the most expensive streets of New York City, Pete Rossi, the son of Don Nicola, has decided to bring Gian back to America permanently When Gian learns that his teenage niece, Paula, has gone missing in Manhattan, he cancels a much needed vacation to Capri, to paradise, joking that one island is just as good as the other Gian s homecoming will be anything but smooth Someone must always watch his back, and Detective Jennifer Fabini gets the job A gifted officer with her own personal demons, Jennifer thinks she ll be dealing with a peasant from the old country The handsome, reserved, unrelenting Gian is a revelation an irritant and a temptation especially for a woman who has sworn off cops as lovers Together the two must solve a disappearance that appears to be a kidnapping but turns out to be a deadly trapAs they dash from the sun struck villages of Italy to the darkest drug dens of New York, their journey links old world honor and modern day danger, and ends in a dizzying explosion of the present and the past."/>
  • Paperback
  • 432 pages
  • Paradise City
  • Lorenzo Carcaterra
  • English
  • 05 April 2018
  • 0345411005

About the Author: Lorenzo Carcaterra

Number one New York Times bestselling author Lorenzo Carcaterra s highly successful career spansthan years of writing for the diverse fields of fiction, non fiction, television, and filmBorn and raised in New York s Hell s Kitchen neighborhood, Carcaterra landed his first job in the newspaper business as a copy boy for The New York Daily News in He worked his way up to entertainment reporter before leaving the paper in , heading for the green pastures of then Time Inc and TV Cable Week, as senior writer Nine months later, the magazine folded, leaving him unemployed A four month stint at People magazine was followed by an odyssey of writing for a string of start up publications Picture Week, Entertainment Tonight Magazine, Special Reports Magazine and freelancing for dozens of others The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Newsday Sunday Magazine, Family Circle, Ladies Home Journal, and Twilight Zone Magazine among themIn , Carcaterra turned to television as a Creative Consultant for the syndicated weekly series Cop Talk Behind the Shield, produced by Grosso Jacobson Productions That led to a job as Managing Editor for the CBS weekly series Top Cops, also with Grosso Jacobson Productions Running for four seasons, from to , the show is still in syndication today worldwide In addition, he worked on a dozen other pilots, one of which Secret Service NBC made it to air It was while at Grosso Jacobson Productions that Carcaterra wrote and published his first two books , A Safe Place and SleepersFirst published in hardcover in , A Safe Place The True Story of a Father, a Son, a Murder, attracted widespread critical acclaim, with Newsweek calling it, unforgettable a remarkable book Currently in its th printing, it has been sold to foreign countries and has sold close to , copiesThe publication of Sleepers, which was a New York Times bestseller in both hardcover and paperback, catapulted Carcaterra to national attention Sold to foreign countries and now in its th printing in the United States, the book has sales exceeding million copies In , Sleepers was made into a feature film starring Brad Pitt, Robert DeNiro, Dustin Hoffman, Kevin Bacon, Minnie Driver, and Jason Patric Carcaterra served as co producer on the project, which was directed by Academy Award winner Barry Levinson To date, the movie has earned in excess of million worldwide in combined box office, video, DVD, and TV salesCarcaterra made a smooth transition into writing fiction with his first novel, Apaches, a New York Times bestseller in both hardcover and paperback Published in a foreign countries, the book has soldthan , copies and been optioned by producer Jerry BruckheimerHe followed that with Gangster, published in hardcover in The book has sold over , copies since its release as a Mass Market Paperback The novel has been optioned by Joe Roth and been sold to foreign countriesCarcaterra then wrote Street Boys, a World War II saga inspired by an incident which occurred in Naples, Italy, in Warner Bros and Bel Air Entertainment bought the rights to the story in March before it was written, and developed the project for director Barry Levinson Carcaterra wrote the screenplay The paperback was released in July, and has since sold , copiesCarcaterra s next novel Paradise City was published in hardcover by Ballantine in September with the paperback following a year later To date, the novel has sold over , copies and was optioned by Fox Television to be developed as a weekly seriesIn , Carcaterra published Chasers, a sequel to his bestseller Apaches The paperback version was published in the spring of and movie rights to the story are once again controlled by Jerry Bruckheimer ProductionsWith that, Carcaterra took a different turn and has just completed hi.


Paradise City❴PDF / Epub❵ ☃ Paradise City Author Lorenzo Carcaterra – Johndore.co.uk The most exciting achievement to date from the acclaimed author of Sleepers and Gangster, Paradise City is a riveting thriller of two cops and two countries, a stunning crime novel about the roots of The most exciting achievement to date from the acclaimed author of Sleepers and Gangster, Paradise City is a riveting thriller of two cops and two countries, a stunning crime novel about the roots of revenge, honor, and evilAs a fifteen year old, Giancarlo Lo Manto learned about injustice the hard way His father was gunned down by the Camorra, the murderous clan run by Don Nicola Rossi When his mother moved him from New York back to his family s ancestral home in Naples, Gian found himself face to face with the source of the mob s strength, the spring that spawned its deadly killersToday, twenty three years later, he is a dogged detective on the Naples police force, homicide division, the most dangerous beat in Europe He is the nemesis of all who export evil, the man who stops it before it spreads overseas His efforts have not gone unnoticed The strength of Naples reinforces the muscle of New York and now the two worlds are about to collideIn the highest towers of the most expensive streets of New York City, Pete Rossi, the son of Don Nicola, has decided to bring Gian back to America permanently When Gian learns that his teenage niece, Paula, has gone missing in Manhattan, he cancels a much needed vacation to Capri, to paradise, joking that one island is just as good as the other Gian s homecoming will be anything but smooth Someone must always watch his back, and Detective Jennifer Fabini gets the job A gifted officer with her own personal demons, Jennifer thinks she ll be dealing with a peasant from the old country The handsome, reserved, unrelenting Gian is a revelation an irritant and a temptation especially for a woman who has sworn off cops as lovers Together the two must solve a disappearance that appears to be a kidnapping but turns out to be a deadly trapAs they dash from the sun struck villages of Italy to the darkest drug dens of New York, their journey links old world honor and modern day danger, and ends in a dizzying explosion of the present and the past.

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10 thoughts on “Paradise City

  1. Patrice Hoffman says:

    This book had me hooked from page one I was never bored reading this book and was actually surprised when the big reveal came Either I m losing my edge with these books or this was a pretty good book I m thinking the latter I recommend this book to anyone who likes crime novels with cops bordering the thin line between rogue and completely law abiding If I had one thing to say wrong with this book it would be that, how is this guy able to go around certain laws and to be conviently placed w This book had me hooked from page one I was never bored reading this book and was actually surprised when the big reveal came Either I m losing my edge with these books or this was a pretty good book I m thinking the latter I recommend this book to anyone who likes crime novels with cops bordering the thin line between rogue and completely law abiding If I had one thing to say wrong with this book it would be that, how is this guy able to go around certain laws and to be conviently placed where the action is Either way, it s a great story and a quick read Highly recommend this book to book lovers

  2. Elaine Nickolan says:

    enjoyed reading the crime drama my interest was maintained throughout the story would have given 5 stars, but there was a spot or two in story that left me wondering about how the connected girl to Lo Manto in Grand Central and another questionable point of informants otherwise truly enjoyed this read and would look to other books by this author.

  3. Walt says:

    Sleepers was an amazing book Gangster was OK It was a step down Paradise City was evendisappointing Not only is Carcaterra following a formula that leaves few surprises, the book is riddled with deus ex machina moments that really strain the patience of the reader The action is quick andcommon than in previous books This isthrilling than either Sleepers or Gangster However, the thrills do not balance the many plot holes After so many problems, this reader gradually lost Sleepers was an amazing book Gangster was OK It was a step down Paradise City was evendisappointing Not only is Carcaterra following a formula that leaves few surprises, the book is riddled with deus ex machina moments that really strain the patience of the reader The action is quick andcommon than in previous books This isthrilling than either Sleepers or Gangster However, the thrills do not balance the many plot holes After so many problems, this reader gradually lost interest and struggled to finish.The basic premise is a modern day adaptation of Joe Petrosino, the legendary New York Police detective who fought the Mafia until he went on a suicide mission to Italy where he was killed Carcaterra s hero is Giancarlo Lo Manto, whose father is murdered by the New York Camorra Mafia type group from Naples, Italy and he grows up in Naples to become a super cop always fighting the Camorra His success becomes a personal obsession with New York Camorra boss See the plot hole here who concocts a complicated plot to lure Lo Manto to New York where they can kill him publicly and send a message to other Italian policemen.The kidnapping of Lo Manto s niece in New York is only important enough to bring Lo Manto to New York Once in America, the story painfully drifts away from finding the lost youth Less than half way through the book, she escapes the super evil, super powerful Camorra and wonders New York Somehow deus ex machina Lo Manto appears behind her and rescues her Huh Similar side plots are also thrown in without any purpose or support for the story The book clearly becomes a game of cat and mouse between the evil mob boss and the super awesome cop Along the way, Lo Manto decides to break out on his own to randomly hunt down some evil mobsters even though doing so does nothing to help find his niece Huh Why Characters are casually introduced and dropped Most of them offer minor support for Lo Manto while placing themselves in enormous danger The beautiful young cop assigned to monitor Lo Manto is shot at on their first day together Naturally, she wants to stay with Lo Manto and help him do what He does not really tell her anything a point she has little problem accepting After the shooting she becomes a marginal character there only for the formulaic love interest to better show how awesome the hero is Only Lo Manto could melt her heart of ice.Other stereotypes and predictable behavior pop up throughout the book.The Camorra is also problematic in this book The gangsters in Sleepers were right on the money The gangsters in Gangster were a bit over the top, but overall, the book offered some good psychological insights into the gangster mind The gangsters in Paradise City are just not believable The super mob idea of children raised from birth to respect the code and trained to their strengths revealsabout Carcaterra than anything possibly reflecting reality Overall, this book made me groanthan a Disney Star Wars movie Stereotypes, tropic types, and predictability really hurt this book The initial mystery aspect of Lo Manto following clues and dishing out some Charles Bronson Deathwish violence up to the big bad boss made for some initial thrilling adventure and page turning But side plots came and went without adding Characters were added and discarded by the author Numerous plot holes were glossed over The book is left with little redeeming value

  4. Paulette says:

    I love mobster books and this one, which takes place in NYC, makes compelling reading A detective from Naples, whose father was murdered years earlier by members of a notorious mob called the Camorra, and whose career he has spent avenging himself on this gang, is lured back to NYC with the kidnapping of his niece and is confront He is thrown together with a female detective as a partner MINOR SPOILER ALERT In sum the action in this book is phenomenal Hard to put down especially the last 100 I love mobster books and this one, which takes place in NYC, makes compelling reading A detective from Naples, whose father was murdered years earlier by members of a notorious mob called the Camorra, and whose career he has spent avenging himself on this gang, is lured back to NYC with the kidnapping of his niece and is confront He is thrown together with a female detective as a partner MINOR SPOILER ALERT In sum the action in this book is phenomenal Hard to put down especially the last 100 pages My only problem is with the female cop, Jennifer Cliche, clearly written by a man Why is it every single female detective has to have a cat and be defensive against all potential male partners And why can t in these books a male and female cop work together just as friends partners and NOT fall into bed at some point

  5. Frank says:

    Entertaining enough until the last 30 pages or so The ending was let s say a bit far fetched And not in the fiction sense but in the movie sense So without spoiling the overall read for anyone, it was a fun book to read and I m glad I did I blew through it in a few days It s a page turner.

  6. Tamara says:

    Carcaterra is an amazing story teller however he is so descriptive that sometimes I get restless and want to rush past his long narrations.

  7. Rob says:

    Incredibly stupid

  8. Cara Moggo says:

    A very interesting book I thoroughly enjoyed it

  9. barbara says:

    awesome i just love his style of writing

  10. Giuseppe Ruotolo says:

    Lacked tension I felt Lo Manto was a bit too lucky to keep the story going The drug bust in Herculaneum early in the book was downright laughable Would a cop really be that lucky No.