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  • Published: 1 September 2009
  • ISBN: 9780099533245
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496
  • RRP: $19.99

The Last Don



'The Last Don is a return to the pure mythic storytelling form that made The Godfather one of the bestselling novels ever' Sunday Times

In a corrupt world where crooked cops and desperate gamblers play dangerous games of betrayal, one man has power over them all

The Last Don is Mario Puzo at his finest – a masterful saga of the last great American crime family, the Clericuzios, and their powerful reach into Hollywood and Las Vegas. Domenico Clericuzio is a wise and ruthless man who in his old age is determined to create a life free from criminal activities for his grandchildren. But as he strives to establish his heirs in legitimate society, secrets from his family’s past spark a vicious and bloody war between cousins ...

  • Published: 1 September 2009
  • ISBN: 9780099533245
  • Imprint: Arrow
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Mario Puzo

Mario Puzo was born in New York and, following military service in World War II, attended New York's New School for Social Research and Columbia University. His best-selling novel The Godfather was preceded by two critically acclaimed novels, The Dark Arena (1955) and The Fortunate Pilgrim (1965). In 1978 he published Fools Die, followed by The Sicilian (1984), The Fourth K (1991), and the second instalment in his Mafia trilogy, The Last Don (1996), which became an international bestseller. Mario Puzo also wrote many screenplays, including Earthquake, Superman, and all three Godfather films, for which he received two Academy Awards. He died in July 1999 at his home in Long Island, New York, at the age of seventy-eight.

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Praise for The Last Don

This is a story of love, lust, loyalty and betrayal. It reeks of violence and cynicism. It is about a world without integrity where everybody has a price ... and it is written with such pace and conviction that it is totally believable

Mail on Sunday

All of Mr Puzo's formidable storytelling talents are on display... a big, fast-paced tale

New York Times Book Review

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