Frankie Machianno, a hard-working entrepreneur, passionate lover, part-time surf bum, and full-time dad, is a widely recognized pillar of his...more
Frankie Machianno, a hard-working entrepreneur, passionate lover, part-time surf bum, and full-time dad, is a widely recognized pillar of his waterfront community. He is also a retired hit man. Once better known as Frankie Machine, he was a brutally efficient killer. Now someone from his past wants him dead, and after a botched attempt on his life, Frankie sets out to find his potential killers. However, the list of suspects is longer than the California coastline. With the mob on his heels and the cops on his tail, Frankie hatches a plan to protect his family, save his life, and escape the mob forever. Then things get really complicated. less
Gran bel libro che legge sotto una nuova luce la figura del mafioso. La mafia vista "dal basso" (come in "Quei bravi ragazzi") perde molto di quel romanticismo che le opere americane le hanno affibbiato. Frankie Machine è un personaggio ben delineato che non si scorda facilmente.
Don Winslow is up there in my top tier of writers- sometimes he's too damn good- when his past catches up to former Mafia hitman- Frankie Machine it can only result in a cracking fast paced novel that is impossible to put down.