On a cold night in a Brooklyn suburb in 1968, the young John Di Mateo is murdered in cold blood by the police during a raid. His sister Laura –unjustly accused of being an accomplice and jailed for a year in New York Women’s Penitentiary– swears that she will have her revenge on all those implicated in the murder. Married to Pietro Valenti, head of one of the main ‘families’ of the city, little by little Laura involves herself in her husband’s business –which stretches from prostitution to casinos– and will end up taking control after Pietro dies in a revenge killing. Laura is not about to forget or forgive the people responsible for her brother’s death, nor those who killed her husband, and so begins a slow, methodical and careful course of revenge that will involve some of the most influential men in New York... beginning with the mayor.
A gripping thriller that shows how the New York mafia ‘families’ worked in the 70s and 80s and how a woman became accepted as the leader of one of them.
Karakter Uitgevers (The Netherlands).