Élu pape en 1492 sous le nom d'Alexandre IV, Rodrigo Borgia fut l'une des plus extraordinaires fripouilles de son époque.Avant de servir Dieu, le nouveau souverain pontife cherche d'abord à servir les siens, à commencer par ses enfants, Juan, César, Geoffroi et Lucrèce.Mais sa position dominante et son népotisme vont susciter des jalousies, qui bientôt deviennent meurtrières... En cette Italie de la Renaissance, intrigues, complots et empoisonnements ne sont pas de vains mots !À la mort de Rodrigo, l'ennemi de la famille, le Cardinal della Rovere lui succède. Et c'est tout le clan Borgia qui se trouve en danger.César, qui inspirera à Machiavel le personnage du Prince, se réfugie à Naples avant de fuir en Espagne, où il sera fait prisonnier. Mais, bien décidé à retrouver le statut qui était le sien, il s'évade et ourdit sa vengeance... Don Corleone n'avait rien inventé ! Première édition : l'Archipel, 2002.
Omertà, the Sicilian code of silence, has been the cornerstone of the Mafia's sense of honour for centuries. Born in the Sicilian hills, omertà carried the Mafia through a hundred years of change, but now at the century's end it is becoming a relic from a bygone age. Honour may be silent - but money talks. New York - a mob boss is assassinated. His nephew Astorre Viola and the head of the city's FBI both launch investigations into the murder. But this time silence spreads like a contagion: the silence of rival gangs, the silence of crooked bankers, even the silence of the courts. The world of the Mafia is riven with greed, and Viola knows that now is the time to claim his destiny...
FROM THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER OF THE GODFATHER A STORY OF BIG-TIME GAMBLERS IN A FEVERISH WORLD WHERE LAW AND ORGANISED CRIME ARE ONE AND THE SAME...From New York to Las Vegas, Merlyn and his brother Artie obey their own code of honour in the ferment of contemporary America - a world of greed, lust, violence and betrayal, where the power of corruption and the corruption of power are nowhere better explored.
MARIO PUZO'S FIRST ACCLAIMED NOVEL, BEFORE HIS CREATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER, THE GODFATHER. AN ASTOUNDING STORY OF CORRUPTION AND BETRAYAL.Hardened by the brutality and desceration of three long years of war, Walter Mosca returns to America a changed man. But he has no sooner arrived than he knows he must run back to the land of the enemy, to find the woman who accepts the rage and cruelty of the world around her. In Germany, where the bitter aftermath of war is everything apparent, American cigarettes will buy almost anything. Mosca now faces a different kind of war, one in which he must make a fateful decision - between love and ambition, passion and greed, life and death...
A CLASSIC TALE OF THE LOVES, CRIMES AND STRUGGLES CONFRONTED BY ONE FAMILY OF IMMIGRANTS LIVING IN NEW YORK CITY.From the barren farms of Italy to the cramped tenements of New York, Lucia Santa - wife, widow and mother of two families - must steer them through the Depression and the early years of war as they adapt to life in a strange land. However, she cannot prevent the conflict between Italian and American values - nor the violence and bloodshed which must surely follow...
The classic novel that inspired 'the greatest crime film of all time'Tyrant, blackmailer, racketeer, murderer - his influence reaches every level of American society. Meet Don Corleone, a friendly man, a just man, a reasonable man. The deadliest lord of the Cosa Nostra. The Godfather. But no man can stay on top forever, not when he has enemies on both sides of the law. As the ageing Vito Corleone nears the end of a long life of crime, his sons must step up to manage the family business. Sonny Corleone is an old hand, while World War II veteran Michael Corleone is unused to the world of crime and reluctant to plunge into the business. Both the police and ruthless rival crime lords scent blood in the water. If the Corleone family is to survive, it needs a ruthless new don. But the price of success in a violent life may be too high to bear... _________________________________A modern masterpiece, The Godfather is a searing portrayal of the 1940s criminal underworld. Still shocking long after its initial publication, this compelling tale of blackmail, murder and family values is a true classic.
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 ...
Michael Corleone's exile in Sicily is ending, but on the instructions of his father, The Godfather, he must bring back to him the young man known as Salvatore Giuliano - if he can find him. At sea amid the treacheries of a brutal and unfamiliar land, Michael must find a way through the labyrinthine deceits that surround him, while Giuliano prepares himself for a final confrontation with Don Croce, Capo di Capi of the Sicilian Mafia. A novel of explosive suspense, heroic action - and evil on an epic scale. In the hands of Mario Puzo's brilliantly sinister talent, the reader comes to know again the terrible magic of the Mafia.
A new Kennedy has been elected president. A man who has inherited all the good looks, wealth, and youthful idealism of his famous uncles. He is Francis Xavier Kennedy - and suddenly the old dynastic dream of a better America again seems possible.But the energetic new president is also haunted by the darker side of the Kennedy legacy - a legacy of tragedy that he may be powerless to escape.When his daughter is kidnapped by terrorists, President Kennedy is forced to make desperate decisions. As his violent reprisals take effect, the world holds its breath. A compelling, prescient and engrossing novel from the author of The Godfather.
'We are a family,' Alexander told his children.
'And the loyalty of the family must come before everything and everyone else. We must learn from each other, protect each other, and be bound first and foremost to each other. For if we honour that commitment, we will never be vanquished - but if we falter in that loyalty, we will all be condemned' In a tale of brutality and betrayal that crowns Mario Puzo's remarkable career, he brings us the story of the greatest crime family in Italian history - the Borgias.
A PRESIDENTIAL DYNASTY. AN ARAB TERRORIST ATTACK. DEMOCRACY UNDER SIEGE. Mario Puzo envisioned it all in his eerily prescient 1991 novel, The Fourth K.
President Francis Xavier Kennedy is elected to office, in large part, thanks to the legacy of his forebears– good looks, privilege, wealth–and is the very embodiment of youthful optimism. Too soon, however, he is beaten down by the political process and, disabused of his ideals, he becomes a leader totally unlike what he has been before.
When his daughter becomes a pawn in a brutal terrorist plot, Kennedy, who has obsessively kept alive the memory of his uncles’ assassinations, activates all his power to retaliate in a series of violent measures. As the explosive events unfold, the world and those closest to him look on with both awe and horror.
From the Paperback edition.
1933. New York est frappé par la Grande Dépression. Les familles du crime ont prospéré et quadrillent tous les quartiers de la ville, mais la fin prochaine de la prohibition menace de dissoudre leur entente : une seule de ces familles pourra prendre la tête de la Mafia, condamnant toutes les autres à une fin violente. Homme d'affaires à succès aux yeux de sa femme et de ses enfants, Vito Corleone va devoir tomber le masque de la respectabilité face à la guerre qui s'annonce. Avec l'aide de ses plus fidèles hommes de main, il va devenir le tout-puissant Don Corleone... " Force de la tradition, corruption, rivalité, loyauté, amour et trahison : dans ce préquel sont réunis tout ce qui a fait du Parrain un classique moderne et un fi lm devenu culte. " Figaroscope
In the final days of the Second World War, Michael Rogan, an American intelligence officer, is tortured by a group of seven senior Gestapo officers who need to discover the secrets he alone can give them. Ten years later, when he has recovered from the appalling injuries he suffered, and determined to revenge the death of his wife at the hands of the same men, he begins a quest to track down and kill each one of his tormentors. Dark, violent, and graphic, this is an addictive thriller about how far one man will go to exact his own justice. bWritten a year before Puzo completed The Godfather, published under a pseudonym and only very recently brought to light, Six Graves to Munich bears all the hallmarks of a master storyteller.
A novel of blood and vengeance from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Godfather.
Michael Rogan was an intelligence officer behind enemy lines in World War II Europe. But he made the mistake of falling in love, which gave him something to lose-or to be taken from him.
Captured by the Nazis, Michael was treated as an experiment. A piece of meat. A subject upon which his captors committed atrocity upon atrocity. But not before they did the same to his wife-and unborn son. He's lived with the horror of that experience for ten years.
Now, Michael Rogan has returned to Europe to find the men who tortured him. And he's going to make sure that they never have to live with the horror as he did...
They will die with it.
When Mario Puzo's blockbuster saga, The Godfather, was first published in 1969, critics hailed it as one of the greatest novels of our time, and "big, turbulent, highly entertaining." Since then, The Godfather has gone on to become a part of America's national culture, as well as a trilogy of landmark motion pictures. Now, in this newly-repackaged 30th Anniversary Edition, readers old and new can experience this timeless tale of crime for themselves.
From the lavish opening scene where Don Corleone entertains guests and conducts business at his daughter's wedding...to his son, Michael, who takes his father's place to fight for his family...to the bloody climax where all family business is finished, The Godfather is an epic story of family, loyalty, and how "men of honor" live in their own world, and die by their own laws.