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Omerta (1st edition/1st printing): Mario Puzo

Omerta (1st edition/1st printing)

Mario Puzo

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ISBN 10: 0375502548 / ISBN 13: 9780375502545
Editorial: Random House, New York, 2000
Condición: As New Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Chateau Chamberay Books (Sammamish, WA, Estados Unidos de America)

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Unread Hardcover. 1st Edition/1st Printing. Hardcover with unclipped dust jacket in Brodart dust cover. Copy states "First Edition" combined with the number line stopping at 2 indicates that this Random House book is a true first. Simply pristine, from my personal smoke-free collection. Seller is the original and only owner of this book. A GIFT QUALITY COPY. Not a remainder or EX-LIB. Delivered to you in a box, never in an envelope. N° de ref. de la librería 000994

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Título: Omerta (1st edition/1st printing)

Editorial: Random House, New York

Año de publicación: 2000

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:As New

Condición de la sobrecubierta: As New

Edición: 1st Edition

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Sinopsis:

THE FINAL CHAPTER IN MARIO PUZO'S LANDMARK MAFIA TRILOGY

Mario Puzo spent the last three years of his life writing Omerta, the concluding installment in his saga about power and morality in America. In The Godfather, he introduced us to the Corleones. In The Last Don, he told the wicked tale of the Clericuzios. In Omerta, Puzo chronicles the affairs of the Apriles, a family on the brink of legitimacy in a world of criminals.

Don Raymonde Aprile is an old man wily enough to retire gracefully from organized crime after a lifetime of ruthless conquest. Having kept his three children at a distance, he's ensured that they are now respectable members of the establishment: Valerius is an army colonel who teaches at West Point, Marcantonio is an influential TV network executive, and Nicole is a corporate litigator with a weakness for pro bono cases to fight the death penalty. To protect them from harm, and to maintain his entrée into the legitimate world of international banking, Don Aprile has adopted a "nephew" from Sicily, Astorre Viola, whose legal guardian made the unfortunate decision to commit suicide in the trunk of a car. Astorre is an unlikely enforcer?a macaroni importer with a fondness for riding stallions and recording Italian ballads with his band.
        
Though Don Aprile's retirement is seen as a business opportunity by his last Mafia rival, Timmona Portella, it is viewed with suspicion by Kurt Cilke, the FBI's special agent in charge of investigating organized crime. Cilke has achieved remarkable success in breaking down the bonds between families, cultivating high-ranking sources who in return for federal protection have violated omerta?Sicilian for "code of silence," the vow among men of honor that, until recently, kept them from betraying their secrets to the authorities.
        
As Cilke and the FBI mount their campaign to wipe out the Mafia once and for all, Astorre Viola and the Apriles find themselves in the midst of one last war, a conflict in which it is hard to distinguish who, if anyone, is on the right side of the law, and whether mercy or vengeance is the best course of action.
        
Rich with suspense, dark humor, and the larger-than-life characters who have turned Mario Puzo's novels into modern myths, Omerta is a powerful epitaph for the Mafia at the turn of a new century, and a final triumph for a great American storyteller.

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First there was . . .
The Godfather

"A staggering triumph. Mario Puzo has achieved the definitive novel about a sinister fraternity of crime." ?-Saturday Review
Then there was . . .
The Last Don

"Head-long entertainment, bubbling over with corruption, betrayal, assassinations, Richter-scale romance, and, of course, family values."
?-Time
Now prepare to take the vow of your life . . .
Omerta

"Pop entertainment at its best . . . .The final volume of Puzo's sensationally popular Mafia trilogy, completed shortly before his recent death, explores in characteristically slam-bang fashion the consequences of a violation of the Sicilian 'code of silence' (omerta) on which Mafia security and power are based. . . . A fabulously plotted crossfire of intrigue, betrayal and murder."
?Kirkus Reviews (starred)

"A splendid piece of crime fiction....Through it all, Puzo keeps the heat on and keeps the reader enthralled with his characters and his story. He was the consummate pro and he knew his subject like no one before him. Omerta is a fitting cap to a tremendous career."?The Denver Post

"In Omerta, Puzo cements his reputation as a page-turning storyteller. And on many a beach or poolside this summer, readers will run the risk of sunburn because Omerta will have grabbed their imaginations, makng them forget it was time for more tanning butter...Let us end with the hope that maybe Francis Ford Coppola might somehow craft Omerta into the real finale to his cinematic Mafia threesome."?Detroit Free Press

"Omerta is great fun to read, the perfect summer novel...full of action and invention, written in the high earnestness and wicked playfullness of Puzo's best style. With sly intent, he recasts some of the themes and devices from his earlier novels...The dialogue, always a high point in Puzo's books, is crisp and deadpan caustic."?The Trenton Times

"This is pulp raised to art and a worthy memorial to the author, who one last time makes readers an offer they can't refuse."?Publishers Weekly (starred)

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