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Permanent Interests (English Edition) [Kindle Edition]

James Bruno

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"Readers of Silva, Forsyth and Ludlum will enjoy this taut political thriller in which corrupt White House officials sell out to the American and Russian mobs to re-elect a weak President Corgan at all costs. American ambassadors and Russian spies who get in the way are killed. Diplomat Bob Innes falls into this conspiracy of political intrigue and murder and becomes the target of hired assassins and Russian mafia hitmen. He and Lydia, a beautiful Russian escort to powerful men, work with the FBI to bring down the President's men and the Russian mob's Godfather. Al Malandrino, a colorful New York mob boss, becomes their unexpected ally. PERMANENT INTERESTS authentically captures political intrigue, greed and treachery in the highest levels of government. And it all comes crashing down in face of relentless pursuit of the truth by the system's would-be victims."

Synopsis

Corrupt White House officials sell out to the American and Russian mobs to re-elect a weak President Corgan at all costs. American ambassadors and Russian KGB officers who get in the way are killed. Diplomat Bob Innes stumbles into this conspiracy of political intrigue and murder. He and a young aide, Colleen McCoy, become the targets of hired assassins and Russian mafia hitmen. On the run, they seek to expose the cover-ups. And they fall in love. With Lydia, a beautiful Russian escort to powerful men, they work with the FBI to bring down the President's men and the Russian mob's Godfather. Al Malandrino, a colorful New York mob boss, becomes their unexpected ally. The story climaxes with a plot to assassinate a popular presidential rival known as the "Cajun Kennedy." PERMANENT INTERESTS authentically captures political intrigue, greed and treachery in the highest levels of government. And it all comes crashing down in face of relentless pursuit of the truth by the system's would-be victims.

Produktinformation

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dateigröße: 510 KB
  • Seitenzahl der Print-Ausgabe: 394 Seiten
  • ISBN-Quelle für Seitenzahl: 1430300426
  • Verlag: Bittersweet House Press; Auflage: 2 (24. August 2012)
  • Verkauf durch: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ASIN: B001O9BPJQ
  • Text-to-Speech (Vorlesemodus): Aktiviert
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  • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: #748.675 Bezahlt in Kindle-Shop (Siehe Top 100 Bezahlt in Kindle-Shop)

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5.0 von 5 Sternen Permanently Entertaining! 4. Januar 2007
Von Paul Berg - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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Permanently Entertaining! The most frightening thing about this can't-put-it-down page-turner is that a lot of it could be true! It's about a Faustian pact between a corrupt White House and organized crime. Italian mafiosi get worn down by the up-and-coming Russian mob; American ambassadors are assassinated; a compromised NSC chief goes crazy. And it turns out from his bio that author James Bruno himself is steeped in both milieus: the State-Pentagon-CIA permanent bureaucracy of nerds and buck passers as well as the New York Italian-American hangouts where men in sleek suits pass money from palm to palm with no need to even whisper omerta. History shows, and you've gotta figure there's still some overlap in these two equally hardball worlds of American power, and sure enough, here are the denizens, backstabbing, blackmailing and scheming against each other and through it all extracting more and more blood.

The Washington scenes are totally convincing, as mediocrities and the terminally pompous meet and meet and decide nothing except to continue their pointless meetings, the stultifying "interagency process." The New York scenes, with the Italian mob painfully coming to grips with the competitive ruthlessness of the Afghan War-trained Russians, are unbeatable ("You lose because you become soft, like rest of American society...Now mafia exists only in movies. This will not happen to us.") So much mafia fiction these days reads like twice reheated Mario Puzo or worse; who can believe a word of the dialogue? This one is different ("We got Beaver Cleaver working at Gangsters R Us. He'll get in the way.") When the Italians and the Russians meet at "Pironi's," a classic New York Little Italy joint, every word and every action is plausible; you come away feeling you've been there, maybe you even want some of that tiramisu the wiseguys hog down as they bluff out their respective turfs.

Then the good guys, including an ex-Marine who hires on as security for the mafia don, and a beautiful Russian escort to powerful men confront forces apparently too strong to resist: the U.S. Government plus two, make that three, rival mobs. But then...read the book. I guarantee you will finish with that eerie feeling of roman a clef; you may never again be able to watch Washington bigshots on Sunday morning talk shows without feeling they are all on the take, or worse.
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1.0 von 5 Sternen Just didn't get it. 26. Februar 2011
Von tom4416 - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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I almost never put a book down without finishing it, no matter how bad it might be but I made an exception here. I read 20% of the book and other than some poorly written murder scenes, absolutely nothing was happening and the story had yet to touch on the supposed plot as described on the jacket. Probably the most ponderous 100 pages of text I've read in a long time. Shallow characters, no real protagonist identified other than the generic "mafia" of various countries. I really wanted to like this book as it had been recommended by one of my favorite authors, J.A. Konrath, and I thought for sure it would be a home run instead of a DNF. I've really got to start learning to download the free samples for Kindle books before rushing into just purchasing them.
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2.0 von 5 Sternen the best part was the price 19. Februar 2011
Von Robert Arning - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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I've gotten about half way through and I don't think I'll continue. Cardboard characters, cheesy dialog and a low thrill level. Oh, well.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Very entertaining 23. Dezember 2012
Von J. Kopchok - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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Had a good time reading this well constructed story. Good political thriller. Book had all the elements I look for to keep my interest.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Entertaining. 19. Mai 2011
Von MED - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
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The mobster doesn't usually prevail and you wouldn't usually be glad he did ... but Bruno weaves a tale that has some hard-to-believe elements but all in all is quite entertaining.
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