WAR OF THE DONS
The Guarda brothers run capo Messina’s territory. Pepe, the oldest, is the muscle. Nuncio, the younger brother, is the accountant. And Marco, he’s the wolf. Restless, hungry, he’s through taking orders. It’s his idea to get rid of Messina and take over. But to do that, the hit has got to look like an accident, or they risk the wrath of Messina’s boss, Don Angelo. So Marco hires a twitchy drug addict with a penchant for danger, a guy who knows how to turn Messina’s simple hospital visit into a fatality. It’s all going so well, so smoothly. Then Don Angelo steps in to take control, and the Guarda brothers really go to war.
Cutter used to be part of the movement, but got busted for knocking over a bank. He did his time, now he’s out. But things have changed. His former mentor is now a teacher, and wants nothing to do with him. It’s all Cutter can do to stay one step ahead of the Man. And now some white guys are coming into the Belt to stir up trouble, busting the local action and making it look like a Perrini job. But Perrini is quite happy with the status quo. Sure he skims the Belt, but he’s not looking for trouble. Trouble finds him anyway in the form of Don Santino’s nephew, Angelo, who’s got a hidden agenda all his own. And that’s when Cutter figures it’s time to make his move.