Charlie Opera: A Novel of Crime by Charlie Stella

By Charlie Stella

A man is going to Las Vegas for a vacation. In a question of hours he will get inebriated, will get mugged, and will get dumped through his spouse. issues may possibly worsen, and do, during this new crime novel from Charlie Stella. With bravura, alternating brutality with humor and high-octane motion with virtuoso tough-guy discussion, Stella crafts his tale of Charlie Pellecchia, whose unwitting entanglement with ny mobster Nicky Cuccia plops him within the course of the DEA, FBI, and Las Vegas police. legislation enforcement may possibly locate Charlie awkwardly in its approach, yet elsewhere—in deluxe on line casino resort suites, at abandoned development websites, on quiet residential streets—a bodybuilding punk trying to be made, a qualified killer, a mob chief's double-dealing accountant, and 2 Vietnamese gangbangers are all attempting to placed Charlie completely out of how. All simply because he broke a wiseguy's jaw. upload to the combo hookers with felonious kinks, a cop deeply bothered via his wife's infidelity, a ham-fisted redneck with vengeance on his brain, and a few undesirable religion among a Brooklyn crime kinfolk and the Russian mob. issues move down difficult during this gritty underworld mystery the place the secret is Charlie Opera.

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This was what was ruining the mob, he thought, old-timers who were passed up for promotions and couldn’t adjust. The old prick was talking subversive. If Lano had talked like that back in New York, they wouldn’t have to wait for the cigarettes to kill him. “So what are you tellin’ me, Vinny? You’re not gonna go through with this thing? ” “Fuck you, sonny,” Lano said. “I’m not hittin’ no broad, and I won’t even dignify your other remark. And, tell you the truth, you ever make another remark like that to me again, about ratting anybody, I’ll shove one a my fists down your throat and pull out your clean fuckin’ lungs for myself.

He promised himself he wouldn’t wonder about his wife again. She was history. His marriage was over. The sooner he accepted it, the better. Chapter 6 He napped at the pool in the late afternoon. He skipped his second meal of the day when he felt hungry. When he was starving, Charlie picked at a fresh fruit salad from the poolside café. When he returned to his room, it was nearly six o’clock. He immediately dressed himself as close to formal as his wardrobe would allow. He wore beige pants with a black polo shirt.

From the shower. In the bathroom. ” “I was listening to something,” Charlie said. He was still trying to reach the painful spot on his back. ” Lisa’s face tightened. She looked about to burst with more rage. She shook her head instead and returned to the bathroom. Charlie picked the CD player and headphones off the floor. He set them down on the small round table alongside the carton of cigarettes he had brought from New York. He turned to one side to look at his back in the mirror. He saw a red welt.

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