Crime Mario Puzo The Last Don

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The Last Don

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Don Domenico has a suprise in store for his family. He wants them to create a life free from criminal activities for his grandchildren. Nothing unusual about that. Except that the Clericuzio are the last of the great Mafia families. And there are seeds of evil among the Clericuzio. seeds sown by the Don himself. And killing is still what they do best.

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Mario Puzo, author of The Godfather, knows a thing or two about the Mafia and about the movie business; here he brings them together. In the prologue, a Mafia don oversees the double christening of two infant boys, Dante and Cross, into the Clericuzio family. Later, when Cross is tapped to take over as the "Hammer" of the Clericuzios, their prime hit man, he proves not cold-blooded enough for the role. Dante takes his place, and Cross moves from Las Vegas to Hollywood, which proves to be an even worse den of iniquity. When he falls for a movie star Athena Aquitaine, he exhibits the "fatal flaw" the old don always warned against: loving a beautiful woman. A taut novel of sex and money, of love and power.

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The author of The Godfather returns with a violent and darkly humorous saga of the last great American crime family and its reach into Hollywood and Las Vegas. With keen insights into the authentic life of the mafia, Puzo tells the story of Domenico Clericuzio, a ferocious old man who is determined to secure his family's future in an era of legalized gambling, motion-picture investments, and the threat of government informers. Film rights sold to CBS.

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