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Prizzi's Honor
by Richard Condon


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Charley Partanna works as a hitman for the Prizzis, New York's most dangerous crime family. Irene Walker does, too—an LA-based tax consultant, she moonlights as a hitwoman. And now she's stolen a large sum of money for the mob—and it's Charley's job to find her.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Charley Partanna works as a hitman for the Prizzis, New York's most dangerous crime family. Irene Walker does, too—an LA-based tax consultant, she moonlights as a hitwoman. And now she's stolen a large sum of money for the mob—and it's Charley's job to find her. The catch? Charley is married to Irene. Faced with divided loyalties, he must make a choice—between the only family he's ever known and the woman he loves.

Prizzi's Honor was made into an award-winning film in 1985 starring Jack Nicholson, Robert Loggia, Kathleen Turner, and Anjelica Huston, who won an Academy Award for her performance. A compelling page-turner fueled by rich characterization and fast-paced prose, this book is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Richard Condon (1915-1996) is a political novelist from New York who wrote over 26 satirical thrillers throughout a prolific career—dealing with themes of political corruption, greed, and abuse of power. Before his career as a novelist, Condon served in the US Merchant Marines and later became a Hollywood publicist, agent, and advertising writer.

Condon's best-selling works include The Manchurian Candidate and the Prizzi series, dealing with the life of a crime family in New York. The Manchurian Candidate was made into a movie twice, once in 1962 and again in 2004. The 1962 movie starred Frank Sinatra and Angela Lansbury, who was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actress for her role.


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  • ISBN: 9780795335020
  • Publisher: RosettaBooks
  • Date: Dec 2013
 
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