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Angelo DiNoto, a ruthless New Jersey crime boss, supplements his ill-gotten gains by importing blindingly pure artisinal smack produced by an old Turkish farmer. A five million dollar shipment disappears, and DiNoto can think of nothing better to do than go on a murderous rampage.

Richard Mundi, in whose lap the drugs have landed, is a burned out Manhattan real estate developer who plans to use the unexpected windfall as capital to revive his crumbling business empire. His gorgeous daughter Gloria, in bed, literally, with a band of wannabe revolutionaries, sees the heroin as a way to escape her father’s looming presence and impress the woman she truly loves.

“The Mailman” is a longtime postal clerk who has survived the worst that life has to offer until throat cancer robs him of his voice and the will to live. To him, the drugs are a ticket to a better place. Topping off the cast is Walkaway Kelly, a private eye and Hell’s Kitchen barfly who teeters continually on the brink of redemption.

Stir in Kelly’s lovelorn sidekick, a pair of closeted gay hoodlums who work as DiNoto’s enforcers, Mundi’s conflicted protégé ( a slab of muscle with a moral conscience, who also serves as Gloria’s nanny), and you have an Elmore Leonard-esque cast of characters running rampant in a convincingly wrought historical setting. Gregory Gibson weaves a thrilling, twisty plot in which disparate threads converge in an unforgettable showdown over the Old Turk’s Load.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A neo-noir that just zips along.”

    Stewart O’Nan, author of The Speed Queen

  • “A signal pleasure for crime-fiction aficionados.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “The perfect beach read for those nurtured on Tatantino and Spillane.”

    New York Journal of Books (starred review)

  • “This well-handled caper novel recalls the late great Donald Westlake.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Gibson gets a gold star for deftness, great writing, lethal encounters, mayhem, murder, and bleak black humor.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

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About the Author

Gregory Gibson has been an antiquarian bookseller since 1976. He writes the influential book trade blog “Bookman’s Log” and is the author of several nonfiction books, including the powerful and widely acclaimed Gone Boy. He lives in Gloucester, Massachusetts, Cork City, Ireland, and Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.