Trinities by Nick Tosches

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From a brilliant and daring writer comes a majestic, violent and compelling novel. At the heart of Trinities is the story of the apocalyptic final battle for control of the world's multibillion dollar heroin trade--a battle between America's last generation of Sicilian Mafiosi and the all-powerful, ruthless Asian druglords.
 

About Nick Tosches

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Born in Newark & schooled in his father's bar, Nick Tosches is one of the most original & individualistic writers at work today. He is the author of acclaimed biographies of Sonny Liston, (The Devil & Sonny Liston), Dean Martin (Dino), the Mafia financier Michele Sindona (Power on Earth), & Jerry Lee Lewis (Hellfire); of several books about popular music (Country & Unsung Heroes of Rock 'n' Roll); & of the novels "Trinities" & "Cut Numbers". Thirty years of his writing was recently collected into "The Nick Tosches Reader" (Da Capo). He is a contributing editor of "Vanity Fair". He lives in New York City, & his poetry readings are legend.
 
Published September 1, 1994 by Doubleday. 435 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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Moving Johnny into a swank Upper East Side apartment, flying him to Hong Kong, Burma, and Rome, teasing him with promises of infinite wealth and unlimited freedom, Joe teaches Johnny to lie, steal, and kill to win the fortune at the end of the heroin rainbow.

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Although the plot wobbles in and out of plausibility and the good-guy cops seem like they've wandered into the wrong book, readers nonplussed by pervasive misanthropy and gore can marvel at Tosches's detailed vision-down to the brand names of chemicals used in making heroin-and his at times extra...

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Tosches's thriller has New York's Italian Mafia battling with Asian drug lords for control of the heroin trade.

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