The acclaimed and endlessly entertaining novel about a Navy pilot, based on real events from the author’s life.
Vinny Vesta, the hero of Mafia Summer, returns as a dashing Navy pilot in Fighter Squadron 176 in the late 1950s, living a glorious bachelor’s life. But a torrid affair with his copilot’s widow, Kat Pennington, pulls him away from his beloved all-night revels - and back into the family business. As Kat’s mafioso father tries to poison her new relationship, Vinny finds himself at the heart of a major Mafia feud.
A gripping pause resister that brings to life the decadent fighter pilot lifestyle, old-Hollywood grandeur, and the changing face of the New York Mob, Black Widow is a passionate love story and an unforgettable portrait of an era.