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Tony Farrell owes the mob, and the only way to pay off his debt is to work for them. Slowly, almost imperceptibly, Tony "crosses over" - discovering in himself a natural talent for the criminal life. But Roy Thomas and the FBI's JUST criminal task force want Tony to turn rat - to help them catch the big boss, the Giant, himself. Turning rat means a chance at a new life - it also means risking his life if the Giant finds out. Roy Thomas swears he'll help Tony and bust the Giant - until Thomas discovers that the Giant and his own wife are connected. Running from the mob is never easy, even for cops…Will Tony survive? Will Thomas? Find out in this follow-up to The French Connection, inspired by real-life events.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Time/era of story:    -   1960's-1970's Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Who's the criminal enemy here?    -   breaking up mobsters

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   accused criminal Age:    -   20's-30's


City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Unusual forms of death    -   poisoning    -   dropped from large heights    -   hanging Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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