The Big Blowdown

The Big Blowdown

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Growing up together in Washington, D.C., during the 1940s, young immigrants and friends Joey Recevo and Pete Karras find themselves on opposite sides when the mob decides that the grill in which Pete is working needs protection and sends Joey to deliver it.

Blackwell North Amer
For Joey Recevo and Pete Karras, two kids from one of Washington's rougher neighborhoods, the easiest work to find after the War is all criminal - providing a little muscle for a local boss. But Karras is soft on his fellow immigrants, and the boss can't let his mob get soft, so one of his boys gives Karras a painful lesson.
Three years later, it's this same mob that figures big Nick Stefanos's grill needs protection - and this decision will, once again, bring Joey and Pete face-to-face. In this final confrontation, the two of them will find the meaning of friendship and honor, and its cost.

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Karras and Recevo face off when organized crime threatens their old friend's establishment in a story that explores the seamier side of life surrounding Nick's Grill

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, c1996
ISBN: 9780312142841
Characteristics: 313 p. ; 25 cm


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