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Washington DC, 1946. For two local young men, Pete Karras and Joey Recevo, the easiest way to find work after the war is by providing a little muscle for a local boss who runs a protection racket with the Mafia. The trouble with Pete Karras is that he is just too soft on his fellow immigrants, and the last thing the boss wants is for his mob to get soft. The boys have to teach Karras a painful lesson that he won?t forget. Three years later Pete and Joey meet up once more and a final confrontation puts the meaning of ...

The Big Blowdown 2001, Serpent's Tail, London

ISBN-13: 9781852427382


Mass-market paperback

The Big Blowdown 2000, Serpent's Tail, London

ISBN-13: 9781852426705


Trade paperback

The Big Blowdown 1999, St. Martins Press-3PL, New York

ISBN-13: 9780312242916

Trade paperback

The Big Blowdown 1996, St. Martin's Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780312142841