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Dead Man's Legacy
by Peter Bono

Salvatore Marchetti has spent thirty-two years working at the same small bank in Queens and his heart is failing, so when amateur bank robbers overlook a small fortune during a heist, Sal seizes the chance of a lifetime—he pockets the cash for his struggling family. However, his sudden death spurs the race to find the missing money, drawing together a cross-section of early 60s New Yorkers: a couple of hard-nosed NYPD detectives, the Mafia, a scheming bank manager, a stockbroker son, a trio of dope fiends destined for Sing Sing, a vengeful former lover, and a bewildered widow. Grizzled detective O’Reardon wants one last solve before his retirement, and his relentless search is tempered only by his habit of falling for the women he’s investigating. Meanwhile, Laura Marchetti, Sal’s straitlaced, religious widow, sees her chance to outsmart them all—but reluctantly, she’ll need to involve her mob boss father first.

“The central premise of the book—that morality suffers when desperation meets opportunity—is a powerful one that Bono intelligently explores. A thoughtful and often engrossing crime novel.” –Kirkus Reviews

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Peter Bono is an Italian American who grew up in the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s in the Bushwick/Bed-Stuy section of Brooklyn where drugs, petty crime, and gang violence were common. Writing a novel was last on his “bucket list,” which included riding motorcycles, skydiving, and completing the New York City Marathon. He is a veteran of the Vietnam War, (not on his bucket list), afterward was employed at the Veterans Affairs Hospital on Long Island for 29 years. For the past four decades, he has lived in Northport, New York.


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