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The Avenue Dennis OConnell

The Avenue

Dennis OConnell

Published May 30th 2013
ISBN : 9781475988628
Paperback
206 pages
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P>In the summer of 1957, two rival gangs fight for control of the Avenue, a neighborhood in the north Bronx. The mafia, led by Albert Anastasia a man known as the lord high executioner is the only force holding the gangs back from all-out war.MoreP>In the summer of 1957, two rival gangs fight for control of the Avenue, a neighborhood in the north Bronx. The mafia, led by Albert Anastasia a man known as the lord high executioner is the only force holding the gangs back from all-out war. Since such a conflict would cripple the mafia s drug and gambling empire, a warning is delivered to the gangs: make a move, and you ll pay for it. Johnny Piscalli, leader of the Italian Berettas, and Louis Washington, leader of the Egyptian Kings, try to contain their respective gang members, knowing it would take very little to light the fuse. The situation ignites when the sister of an Egyptian King is abducted, beaten, raped, and left for dead. If the girl identifies her attacker, a race war is certain so the mafia plans to eliminate her.Twenty years later, a priest is murdered while taking confession in a north Bronx church. More bodies turn up around the country, too, with one common denominator: the Avenue. Local cop Lieutenant Billy Mongelli teams up with FBI Agent Lou Iozzino to find the answers to these killings but in order to do so, they must return to 1957 and stop a conflict decades in the making.