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Donnie Brasco : deep cover
Pistone, Joseph D.
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New York : Onyx, [1999]

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352 pages ; 18 cm
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Joseph D. Pistone, author of the New York Times bestseller Donnie Brasco, continues the work of his alter-ego in this fictional story set in the steamy underworld of Florida.Leaving the bloody streets of New York, FBI Special Agent Donnie Brasco accepts another agent's plea for help with an important case in Florida. Upon arrival, he discovers that his fellow agent has been killed during a hurricane, but Brasco is skeptical of her cause of death despite the evidence. The subsequent investigation reveals a conspiracy of terror that threatens to unleash a plague of violence, and Brasco once again must walk the thin line between law and lawlessness if he is going to survive!

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Publisher's Weekly Review

After the success of Pistone's bestselling story of his six years as an undercover FBI agent (Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life in the Mafia), the agent turned writer has taken a stab at fiction. And, for the most part, he hits the mark. This fast-paced story takes Pistone's real-life adventures as a point of departure: a Mafia contract on "Brasco's" life forces him back undercover. This time, he finds himself investigating political corruption in south Florida. Before long, his life is threatened not only by mobsters but by a hurricane. While his prose is simplistic at times and his descriptions can be a bit clunky, Pistone's dialogue shines, giving credibility to the characters, including two mysterious widows, a pack of Cuban-refugee misfits and the FBI's own colorful lineup of assumed-identity players. All are presented with a sense of humor that would make Carl Hiaasen proud. Pistone apparently still hasn't had his fill of the writing life: the book's conclusion leaves the main character wide open for a sequel. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved