"A gritty thriller"
At the age of seventeen, Brooklyn born Silvano Iurata was
forced to go on the run after completing a mission for his
grandfather Dominic, a high ranking Mafia official. After
he left his cousin Little Don believed he killed his father
and had an affair with his sister who was sent to the
convent in disgrace. Little Don vows to torture then kill
Silvano when he next steps foot in New York City but that
proves difficult to do because his cousin works for the
government and has no permanent address.
Years later Silvano returns to Brooklyn to learn what
happened to his kind-hearted, mentally impaired brother who
disappeared without a trace. He finds out whom his brother
worked for and hung around with. In the course of his
inquiries he meets a woman that he falls for. However,
Little Don knows that his cousin is in town and salivates
to get his hands on the relative he hates with a passion.
This is a dark and grimy urban noir thriller that focuses
on those who, like the protagonist, live on the outskirts
of society. The year is 1972 and the power of the Mafia
remains intact so that Silvano steps carefully around
relatives in the "family" and works overtime not to touch
off a mob war that could hurt the people he cares about.
He is still recovering from his year in Vietnam and readers
will credit him for trying to do the right thing and
stepping away from the violent culture he was raised in.
THE ANGEL OF MONTAGUE STREET is no angel but he is quite a
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted April 15, 2003