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The Godfather's Revenge

by Mark Winegardner

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More of the same without a driving story. ( )
  jayacarl | May 1, 2012 |
A satisfying ending to one of the greatest sagas of all time. Winegardner successfully ties in all the loose ends brought forth in his first sequel The Godfather Returns. ( )
  shaososa | Dec 9, 2010 |
I'm a sucker for the Godfather, so I loved it. But even if I weren't a sucker for the Godfather, I would have loved it. Fast paced writing, interesting story, lots of blood. What's not to love?
  jmcilree | Dec 8, 2008 |
Too many words, not enough plot. ( )
  GreyHead | Nov 19, 2008 |
The Godfather, sequel 3

"..Winegardner continues to breathe new life into Mario Puzo's infamous Corleone family. Following the success of The Godfather Returns (2004), he reunites Puzo's immortal cast of characters in an all-new Cosa Nostra adventure. As world-weary Michael endeavors to remain in control of his tight-knit clan, he wrestles with a complexity of local and international issues and interests. Nick Gerasi, an old nemesis, resurfaces; a fellow don is kidnapped by government agents; the Kennedyesque president of the U.S and his attorney-general brother are attempting to exert their independence from the behind-the-scenes operators who orchestrated their rise to power; and Michael's dead brother, Fredo, keeps reappearing in the guise of a belated conscience.."

"-- What's the real story behind why Sonny Corleone brought Tom Hagen home to live with his family?
-- We know (in Godfather Part III) that Tom Hagen died, but nobody ever talks about it. What happened?
-- What did the Mafia -- and the Corleone Family -- have to do with the greatest mystery of the Twentieth Century: the possible conspiracy to assassinate the young, handsome president of the United States?
-- Whatever happened to Johnny Fontane, who's so compelling early in Puzo's novel but who all but disappears from view during the years of his greatest fame and fortune?
-- Whatever happened to Jack Woltz, in the years after he awoke one morning from uneasy dreams to find himself trapped in his bed alongside a gigantic severed horse's head?
-- Whatever happened to Nick Geraci, the greatest earner the Corleone Family ever had, who goes into hiding at the end of The Godfather Returns, provoking Michael Corleone's reluctant return to New York and to his position as Godfather?
-- How, finally, is Michael Corleone's desire to take the Family business legit resolved? This is the biggest thing driving Michael Corleone, the thing he's yearning for, yet its resolution is never quite achieved in any of the other books or films."
  bevsdk | Mar 18, 2007 |
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Men must either be flattered or crushed, for they will revenge themselves for slight wrongs, while grave ones they cannot. The injury, therefore, that you do a man should be such that you need not fear for revenge. - Machiavelli, The Prince
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Ancora una volta, alla mia famiglia.
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Dressed in a tuxedo and his ratty old fishing hat, Fredo Corleone, who was dead, stood before his brother Michael in the middle of the dark cobblestone street in Hell's Kitchen where they'd lived as children, a fishing rod in one hand and a naked woman on his arm.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0399153845, Hardcover)

The third, and final, installment in Mario Puzo's epic chronicle of the Corleone crime family-one of the most enduring lineages in American literature and cinema-achieves a stunning crescendo with a story that imagines the role of the Mafia in the assassination of a young, charismatic president.

It's impossible to overstate the influence of Mario Puzo's The Godfather, which has become an essential part of our cultural lexicon. Puzo's novel about the secret world of organized crime became a megabestseller and an instant classic. The book inspired the Francis Ford Coppola films-unprecedented successes in their own right-and launched a national obsession with the Mafia that continues unabated today.

In The Godfather's Revenge-again authorized by the Puzo Estate-Mark Winegardner moves the Corleone family onto the biggest stage of all: the intersection of organized crime and national politics. A subordinate to Michael Corleone, New Orleans underboss Carlo Tramonti is publicly humiliated when the U.S. Attorney General-President Danny Shea's brother-has him arrested and deported to Colombia. Tramonti eventually returns, hell-bent on settling scores, and triggers a series of events destined to change the course of American history. Corleone, though haunted by the death of his brother Fredo, knows that this is no time for weakness-and so, with fearless consigliere Tom Hagen leading the way, a new path for the future is forged.

As the dramatic twists of The Godfather's Revenge take the reader from Las Vegas to Miami to New Orleans, from the power alleys of Washington, D.C., to the remote jungles of Colombia, the puppet master behind the curtain remains Michael Corleone, the tortured prodigal son who is determined to redefine his family's legacy and make his father-the original Godfather-proud.

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In the final installment of the saga of the Corleone crime family, New Orleans under-boss Carlo Tramonti is deported to Colombia and turns dangerously vengeful, triggering a series of events that change the course of American history.

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