Books by Lorenzo Carcaterra

THE WOLF by Lorenzo Carcaterra
Released: July 29, 2014

"Things blow up early and often in Carcaterra's new thriller, but it's too simple-minded to be much fun."
After a terrorist attack on a plane kills his wife and two daughters, mob superboss Vincent "The Wolf" Marelli unleashes a plot against terrorist networks with the support of crime syndicates from around the globe. Read full book review >
PARADISE CITY by Lorenzo Carcaterra
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Written like a storyboard and riddled with coincidences."
A Neapolitan policeman goes to war in New York with the American branch of his hometown crime family, in the latest from the Law & Order writer/producer (Street Boys, 2002, etc.). Read full book review >
STREET BOYS by Lorenzo Carcaterra
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"Past the clunky soundtrack and heroic Yank, there's a great story here."
Carcaterra (best known for Sleepers, 1995) inserts an American into the Four Days of Naples, when the great port city was saved from Nazi destruction by an army composed mostly of boys. Read full book review >
GANGSTER by Lorenzo Carcaterra
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Carcaterra (Sleepers, 1995) knows how to keep a story moving, but by now it's such a tired story that those romanticized Mafiosi can no longer make their bones. "
Yet another of those tedious underworld novels in which Godfathers and Galahads tend to overlap, this time in early 20th-century New York. Read full book review >
SLEEPERS by Lorenzo Carcaterra
Released: July 10, 1995

"Carcaterra has run a moral and emotional gauntlet, and the resulting book, despite its flaws, is disturbing and hard to forget. (Film rights to Propaganda; author tour)"
An extraordinary true tale of torment, retribution, and loyalty that's irresistibly readable in spite of its intrusively melodramatic prose. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Carcaterra has a strong story to tell, but he's told it best before."
Encouraged by the enthusiastic response to his article in Life magazine (May 1991) on growing up with a murderously violent father, Carcaterra, a former New York Daily News reporter, has now expanded the piece to book-length—and, alas, transformed what was a powerful and moving examination of the psychological and physical costs of family abuse into a diffuse and frequently confusing account. Read full book review >