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Latest from popular crime novelist Don Winslow delves into 1980s Mafia drama

July 29, 2022

Don Winslow, an author known to many in recent years for stories about cartel violence along the U.S.-Mexico border, has released a novel set in Rhode Island, a small New England state that once had a large Mafia presence. The first in a trilogy, City on Fire centers on a war during the 1980s between Irish and Italian mobsters in the state’s capital, Providence. At first, the two factions remain on respectful terms, but then a member of the Irish crime family inappropriately touches a woman dating one of the Italian mobsters. This drives a wedge between the groups that escalates when ...

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