Luciano's Luck by Jack Higgings

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The Wartime battlegrounds of the Mediterranean provide the setting for this suspense thriller, in which the allies must secure the assistance of the Sicilian Mafia for their invasion of the island.
 

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Jack Higgins is a writer and educator, born in Newcastle, England on July 17, 1929. The name is the pseudonym of Harry Patterson. He also wrote under the names of Martin Fallon, James Graham, and Hugh Marlowe during his early writing career. He attended Leeds Training College and eventually graduated from the University of London in 1962 with a B.S. degree in Sociology. He held a series of jobs, including a stint as a non-commissioned officer in the Royal House of Guards serving on the German border during the Cold War. He taught at Leeds College of Commerce and James Graham College. He has written more than 60 books including The Eagle Has Landed, Touch the Devil, Confessional, The Eagle Has Flown, and Eye of the Storm. He is also the author of the Sean Dillon series.
 
Published January 1, 1982 by G.K. Hall. 365 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Action & Adventure, History, War, Crime. Fiction

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It's ""a matter of historical fact,"" Higgins says in a preface, that Patton's 1943 invasion of Sicily was helped by US-jailed gangster Lucky Luciano, who ordered the Sicilian Mafia to cooperate.

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