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Lorenzo Carcaterra

Biography

Lorenzo Carcaterra

Lorenzo Carcaterra is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of SLEEPERS, A SAFE PLACE, APACHES, GANGSTER, STREET BOYS, PARADISE CITY, CHASERS, MIDNIGHT ANGELS, THE WOLF, TIN BADGES and PAYBACK. He is a former writer/producer for "Law & Order" and has written for National Geographic Traveler, The New York Times Magazine, Details and Maxim. He lives in New York City with Gus, his Olde English Bulldogge, and is at work on his next novel.

Lorenzo Carcaterra

Books by Lorenzo Carcaterra

by Lorenzo Carcaterra - Fiction, Mystery

Nonna Maria has lived on Ischia, an island in the Gulf of Naples, her entire life. Everyone knows her, and she knows everyone’s business. When a recently engaged woman confesses that she’s afraid her fiancé, a stranger to Ischia with a murky past, might not be who he seems, Nonna Maria helps her disappear so she can investigate the true nature of her betrothed. The stranger has also raised the suspicions of Captain Murino of the carabinieri, but he’s occupied investigating the death of a tour boat captain who drowned in the wee hours of the morning. Captain Murino believes it was an accident, but Nonna Maria knows the man was a born sailor and too good a swimmer to drown, no matter how much wine he might have drunk.

by Lorenzo Carcaterra - Memoir, Nonfiction

Standing with his children near his grandmother’s grave on a recent trip to Ischia, an island off the coast of Naples, Lorenzo Carcaterra realized how much of his life has been shaped by the women who taught him how to look for joy and overcome sorrow. This book is his tribute to them. Nonna Maria, his grandmother, gave him his first taste of a loving home during the summers he spent with her as a teenager on Ischia. His mother, Raffaela, dealt with daily hardships: a loveless and abusive marriage, the burden of debt and a life of dread. The third woman is his wife, Susan, a gifted editor and his professional champion. Their marriage lasted three decades before her death from lung cancer in 2013.

by Lorenzo Carcaterra - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Detective Eddie Kenwood is a dirty cop. He has the highest signed-confession rate in the NYPD and a distinguished career built on putting men behind bars --- whether they’re guilty or not doesn’t matter much to him. When Tank Rizzo’s partner, Pearl, tells him about an old family friend Kenwood put in jail for a murder he didn’t commit, Tank and Pearl vow to take Kenwood down. Also in need of a takedown: the money-laundering accounting firm where Tank’s brother used to work --- before he mysteriously died, leaving Tank the sole guardian of his nephew, Chris. Chris smells a rat and enlists Tank’s help to bring the men who had his father killed to justice.

by Lorenzo Carcaterra - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

As one of the NYPD’s most trusted “tin badges” --- retired detectives brought in to solve cases that are beyond the reach of the everyday force --- Tank Rizzo has faced off against some of the city’s toughest criminals without breaking a sweat. To tackle a case involving a dangerous kingpin known as Gonzo, Tank turns to his best friend and ex-partner, Pearl; a former mobster living out a seemingly quiet retirement as the owner of Tank’s favorite Italian restaurant; and a team of expert misfits he would trust with his life. But Gonzo will stop at nothing to defend the empire he's built, and he won't hesitate to make it personal.

by Lorenzo Carcaterra - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

When the world's most powerful mob boss loses his wife and daughters in a terrorist attack funded by one of his rivals, he resolves to turn the tables. Rallying the heads of the globe's top criminal organizations, Vincent Marelli launches a war that may be his last. With the weight of the criminal world on his shoulders, he has only one desire in his heart: to know who ordered the hit that took out his girls.

Written by Lorenzo Carcaterra, narrated by Keith Szarabajka - Audiobook, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

When the world's most powerful mob boss loses his wife and daughters in a terrorist attack funded by one of his rivals, he resolves to turn the tables. Rallying the heads of the globe's top criminal organizations, Vincent Marelli launches a war that may be his last. With the weight of the criminal world on his shoulders, he has only one desire in his heart: to know who ordered the hit that took out his girls.