The Old Turk's Load

The Old Turk's Load

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Angelo DiNoto is the most powerful crime lord in New Jersey, his empire bolstered by pure heroin imported from an old Turkish farmer. But when a five million dollar shipment goes missing during the Newark riots of 1967, DiNoto isn't the only one willing to turn over every rock--and bust some heads, arms, legs-- to locate it. Shady developer Richard Mundi sees the heroin as the key to replenishing his fading business with new capital. His daughter Gloria, literally in bed with a band of wannabe revolutionaries, believes the lucrative stash might be her ticket out of her father's domain. A longtime postal clerk disfigured by cancer thinks finding the drugs is the perfect cap to a failed life.

With an Elmore Leonard-esque cast of characters rampaging across Newark and Manhattan, The Old Turk's Load is a twisty historical crime novel whose disparate thread leads directly to an unforgettable showdown over the "old Turk's load."
Publisher: New York, NY : Mysterious Press, c2013.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780802121134
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 245 pages ; 22 cm.


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cdsrus Apr 15, 2013

Fun and well written. Elmore Leonard type caper set in the '60's New York. Even includes a partial Jean Shepherd refrain.


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