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Bloodline

Bloodline

A Novel

Warren Murphy

Forge Books

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Brotherly bonds are tested by criminal connections in Edgar Award-winning author Warren Murphy's Bloodline, a gritty historical novel about the Mafia in 1920s New York.

The Falcones are a respected immigrant family living in New York City in 1920. But their peaceful existence is compromised when their cousin Nilo arrives after causing several deaths in a fight in Italy. Soon enough Nilo is wreaking havoc in his new city, falling in with the Italian Mafia, and working as a still-wrecker, assassin, and skilled criminal. His cousins Tommy and Mario, a cop and a priest, both do their best to turn a blind eye. But as conflicts in the city begin to erupt into a violent war involving gangsters from all parts of the country, the brothers may be left with no other choice but to join the Mafia themselves.

CHAPTER 1



May 1919

The sirocco was blowing hot and fierce out of the heart of the Sahara desert, hopping quickly across the short span of the Mediterranean that separated Africa from Sicily, up the face of the Sicilian...

Praise for Bloodline

“The best Mafia epic since The Godfather.
--William Martin, New York Times bestselling author

“A terrific book...one of the best I’ve read in years.”
--David Hagberg, New York Times bestselling author

“Beautifully written...with a large cast of vibrant, multi-layered characters.”
--Booklist starred review

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Warren Murphy

WARREN MURPHY was born in Jersey City, where he worked as a reporter and editor. After the Korean war he drifted into politics, but soon turned to novel-writing instead. The first Destroyer novel followed shortly after. Murphy has served on the board of the Mystery Writers of America and has also been a member of the Private Eye Writers of America, the International Association of Crime Writers, the American Crime Writers League, and the Screenwriters Guild. Warren Murphy passed away in September 2015.

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