Gangsterland

Gangsterland

A Novel

eBook - 2014
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Sal Cupertine is a legendary hit man for the Chicago Mafia, known for his ability to get in and out of a crime without a trace. Until now, that is. His first-ever mistake forces Sal to botch an assassination, killing three undercover FBI agents in the process. This puts too much heat on Sal, and he knows this botched job will be his death sentence to the Mafia. So he agrees to their radical idea to save his own skin. A few surgeries and some intensive training later, and Sal Cupertine is gone, disappeared into the identity of Rabbi David Cohen. Leading his growing congregation in Las Vegas, ove.
Publisher: New York : Counterpoint, 2014
ISBN: 9781619024083
161902408X
Characteristics: 1 online resource (485 pages)

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nellybells
Sep 21, 2017

OK, hold onto your whatever, you're in for a bumpy ride! The description is accurate. Sal Cupertine, bad guy nonpareil, has to disappear and go dead. He gets reconstructive surgery and goes to Vegas where he becomes Rabbi David Cohen. Tons of stuff happens. I thought this book was the last of Rabbi Cohen but lo and behold here comes Gangster Nation - even better than the first. And judging from the ending I'd place odds on there being at least one more.

Cupertine/Cohen is a really bad man and he does terrible things. But the writing is so funny and so leap along that I find myself kind of liking him. Kind of. If you like gangster stuff with an edge and to me, anyway, a novel premise -- this delivers.

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richardtuckerjones
Feb 07, 2015

This is a really entertaining novel. I bought a copy for my brother and my son after reading.

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