The unsolved murder of Fred Morelli, in Utica, New York, in 1947, comes to the fore more than 60 years later when 15-year-old Angel, hacker extraordinaire, has his guitar smashed by Victor Bocca, one of the original suspects in the murder. Angel hacks files that may point not only to Bocca's involvement but also that of the mob. From there, mayhem breaks loose as assassins descend on Utica to silence Angel. In the midst of it is Angel's adoptive father, Eliot Conte, who, along with his close friend Police Chief Antonio Robinson, must try to unravel the mystery of what is going on before more killings take place, including that of Angel himself.
About the Author
After ground-breaking work as a scholar and literary critic, Frank Lentricchia changed his focus to fiction in the 1980s. Since then he has written a number of novels exploring the complexities of ethnic and artistic identity, mostly set in his home town of Utica, New York, where he was born to working-class parents.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Okay, this was a different one for me. There were so many characters and so many of them were almost alike that I kept getting them confused - Morelli and Moretti - one was dead and one was not. That was a huge difference Ha! I chuckled a few times. I was kept interested, why I don't know. I guess it was just so crazy that I just had to stick with it just to see what this bunch of Italian guys were actually talking about. Bestseller it was not, but I can see how some people would like it. For me, it was just okay. Thanks Guernica and Net Galley for providing me with this free e-galley in exchange for an honest review.