The Godfather's Revenge

The Godfather's Revenge

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Penguin Putnam
The third, and final, installment in Mario Puzo's epic chronicle of the Corleone crime family-one of the most enduring lineages in American literature and cinema-achieves a stunning crescendo with a story that imagines the role of the Mafia in the assassination of a young, charismatic president.

It's impossible to overstate the influence of Mario Puzo's The Godfather, which has become an essential part of our cultural lexicon. Puzo's novel about the secret world of organized crime became a megabestseller and an instant classic. The book inspired the Francis Ford Coppola films-unprecedented successes in their own right-and launched a national obsession with the Mafia that continues unabated today.

In The Godfather's Revenge-again authorized by the Puzo Estate-Mark Winegardner moves the Corleone family onto the biggest stage of all: the intersection of organized crime and national politics. A subordinate to Michael Corleone, New Orleans underboss Carlo Tramonti is publicly humiliated when the U.S. Attorney General-President Danny Shea's brother-has him arrested and deported to Colombia. Tramonti eventually returns, hell-bent on settling scores, and triggers a series of events destined to change the course of American history. Corleone, though haunted by the death of his brother Fredo, knows that this is no time for weakness-and so, with fearless consigliere Tom Hagen leading the way, a new path for the future is forged.

As the dramatic twists of The Godfather's Revenge take the reader from Las Vegas to Miami to New Orleans, from the power alleys of Washington, D.C., to the remote jungles of Colombia, the puppet master behind the curtain remains Michael Corleone, the tortured prodigal son who is determined to redefine his family's legacy and make his father-the original Godfather-proud.

Baker & Taylor
A third and final installment in the best-selling epic chronicle of the Corleone crime family finds New Orleans under-boss Carlo Tramonti deported to Colombia, an event for which he turns dangerously vengeful and triggers a series of events that changes the course of American history. 400,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
In The Godfather's Revenge, the third and concluding novel in Mario Puzo's saga, Winegardner moves the Corleone family onto the biggest stage of all: the intersection of organized crime and national politics. At its center:
Michael Corleone, boss of America's most powerful crime family, is a haunted man - tormented by demons from his past even as he pursues the mantle of legitimacy.
Former caporegime Nick Geraci, Michael's onetime top earner, is a hunted man - sought with equal fervor by the Corleones, who want him dead, and the feds, whose designs are less clear.
U.S. Attorney General Daniel Brendan Shea, brother to the galvanizing young President James Shea, is an ambitious man - determined to forge a name for himself by toppling the kingpins of organized crime.
Carlo Tramonti is a vindictive man - the capo of the New Orleans syndicate, who will exact his revenge for a public humiliation, no matter the cost.
Tom Hagen is a trapped man, an Irish consigliere in an Italian world, charged with brokering a nearly impossible compromise to spare his organization the wrath of the government - and in so doing, putting himself in mortal peril.

Baker
& Taylor

In the final installment of the saga of the Corleone crime family, New Orleans under-boss Carlo Tramonti is deported to Colombia and turns dangerously vengeful, triggering a series of events that change the course of American history.

Publisher: New York : Putnam, c2006
ISBN: 9780399153846
0399153845
Characteristics: 487 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Puzo, Mario 1920-1999

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paisano
Jan 05, 2012

In a word, this book was BORING..way too many long drawn out conversations between charcters, that go on and on, page after page...the plot takes a long time to develop, the outcome is exactly what you would expect...overall a disappointment.

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Andreajanice
Sep 21, 2010

Excellent book, a 10 out 10

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