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Richard LipezThe amazing Nadelson -- she gets a jacket blurb from Salman Rushdie, no less -- can't write a character who doesn't charge off the page. Billy Farone is Cohen's godson, a strange, beautiful boy as passionate about fishing as Cohen is about locking up dangerous people, and who himself disappears. Businessman Tolya Sverdloff, son of a famous Moscow actor, "knew his way around high culture, but he played the part of an international hood." If you think capitalism is rough in, say, Houston, get this: Business rivals once kidnapped Sverdloff's teenage daughter, locked her in a closet for a week, and cut off her finger. He tells Cohen, "They sent her back, but it's not her."
— The Washington Post