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Title:
The striver
Author:
Solomita, Stephen, author.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First world edition.
Publication Information:
Sutton : Severn House, 2015.

©2014.
Physical Description:
204 pages ; 23 cm
Summary:
"Teddy Winuk has it all going on. He's young, ambitious, dedicated, ruthless, and blessed with enough energy to fuel a crew twice the size of the one he's assembled. Teddy has a game plan, too, a marketing strategy worthy of the financier he once aspired to be. New York City is home to more than three million immigrants from all over the world. Naturally, a small percentage is in need of the drugs and the loans he's prepared to supply. All he needs to do is reach out to them through a network of junior partners drawn from those very communities"--Dust jacket flap.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780727884626
Format :
Book

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A young and ambitious New York gangster; two dedicated New York detectives. The city just isn't big enough for them all . . .

Teddy Winuk has it all going on. He's young, ambitious, dedicated, ruthless and blessed with enough energy to fuel a crew twice the size of the one he's assembled. Teddy has a game plan, too, a marketing strategy worthy of the financier he once aspired to be. New York City is home to more than three million immigrants from all over the world. Naturally, a small percentage is in need of the drugs and the loans he's prepared to supply. All he needs to do is reach out to them through a network of junior partners drawn from those very communities.

Yes, Teddy Winuk is on his way up, yet like all entrepreneurs, there are hurdles to overcome. Two especially, in Teddy's case. First, the John Pianetta crime family and the tax they impose on the profits of ambitious criminals like Teddy. Second, a pair of New York detectives named Boots Littlewood and Crazy Jill Kelly. Funny thing about Jill and Boots. They just won't give up.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

At the outset of Solomita's satisfying sequel to 2013's Dancer in the Flames, Teddy Winuk, an ambitious crook on the rise, goes for a walk early one cold fall morning in Greenpoint, the industrial Brooklyn neighborhood where he grew up. Muffled sobs lead him to look behind one of the footings of the Pulaski Bridge, where Carlo Pianetti, the son of mob boss Johnny Piano, is raping a woman on the pavement. Since Teddy has been paying tribute to Johnny and getting nothing in return for two years, he makes what he considers a reasonable decision to fire a bullet into Carlo's head. NYPD Det. Boots Littlewood catches the call on Carlo and works out what was happening when he was shot-and searches for Carlo's victim as well as the killer. Johnny is soon looking for the shooter, too. Because Boots and Johnny have a history, Boots's hot-blooded police partner, "Crazy" Jill Kelly, is assigned to keep an eye on him. Solomita delivers a thoroughly entertaining match of wits, brawn, and daring. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


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