Eddie's World by Charlie Stella
A Novel of Crime

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Eddie Senta has a problem, in this hard-boiled, fast-paced novel of crime. His attractive second wife, a highly successful marketing research executive who hears her biological clock loudly ticking, wants a baby. She also wants Eddie to clean up his act. Their marriage is going bad. Nothing's going great for Eddie, in fact. His stints as a firecracker word processor in the legitimate business world dull him, and the kick he once got running for the mob has turned into mere efficiency. Maybe it's a midlife crisis, like his wife's unsympathetic therapist says. Uneasy with the feeling that his world is daily shrinking, Eddie seizes the opportunity, when it presents itself, to make an easy score and at the same time to help out a friend. While Eddie by no means needs the five grand he'll make on the deal, he longs for the thrill--and the reinvigoration of his stale fortyish self--that a quick, uncomplicated robbery might bring. What it brings instead is disaster, for Eddie finds himself implicated in a case of triple murder and in an increasingly dangerous contest with the FBI, a ruthless killer under federal witness protection, two New York City homicide detectives, and a Russian mobster. Eddie gets more excitement than he bargained for in this shrewdly plotted, frequently humorous, and often poignant tale, as his crisis turns out to be a matter of life or death.
 

About Charlie Stella

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Charlie Stella is considered one of the rising stars in crime fiction, whose style has been compared to Mario Puzo and Elmore Leonard. Mafiya is his sixth novel. He lives in New Jersey.
 
Published January 5, 2011 by Carroll & Graf Publishers. 272 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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Eddie Senta's New York City, the focus of this flawed first novel by off-off-Broadway playwright Stella, is a harsh and unforgiving place. Eddie's a book runner with mob connections and his

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Eddie Senta's New York City, the focus of this flawed first novel by off-off-Broadway playwright Stella, is a harsh and unforgiving place.

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