On Sale: September 18, 2018
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Following up The One Man and The
Saboteur, Gross's next historical thriller brings to
life the drama of the birth of organized crime in 1930s New
York City from the tale of one family.
After a string of New York Times bestselling suburban
thrillers, Andrew Gross has reinvented himself as a writer
of historical thrillers. The One Man firmly
reintroduced this new direction in Gross's career, and his
follow-up, The Saboteur, Now, Andrew Gross delivers a
stirring story of an immigrant family torn apart brought
together and torn apart by the birth of organized crime in
New York City in the 1930s.
Morris, Sol, and Harry Rabinowitz grew up poor but happy in
a tiny flat on the Lower East Side, until the death of their
father thrust them into having to fend for themselves and
support their large family. Morris apprenticed himself at
twelve years old to a garment cutter in a clothing factory;
Sol headed to college and became an accountant; and Harry,
the youngest, fell in with a gang as a teenager and can't
escape. Morris steadily climbs through the ranks at the
factory until he's running the place and buys out the owner,
and Sol comes to work with him. But Harry can't be lured
away from the glamour, the power, and the money that comes
from working for mobster Louis Buchalter, an old bully from
the neighborhood. And when Louis sets his sights on the
unions that staff the garment makers' factories, a fatal
showdown is inevitable, and puts brother against brother.
This new novel is equal parts historical thriller, rich with
the detail of a vibrant New York City in the 1920s and
1930s, and family saga, based in part on Andrew Gross's
family history, and will cement his reputation as today's
most atmospheric and original historical thriller writer.
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