Double Dare by Edward Keyes
A drug dealer turned informant navigates New York’s underworld in a tale that “maintains tension” from an Edgar Award finalist (The New York Times Book Review)
A twenty-nine-year-old Italian immigrant, Tony Farrell has all the trappings of success: custom threads, an imported roadster, an apartment in an elegant duplex on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, and a devoted girlfriend and business partner, Liz, who thinks she’s nabbed her own Al Pacino. On the downside, their little First Avenue bistro, Anthony’s, is in the red . . . until Tony agrees to pay his debts to a Mob loan shark the only way he can—turning his beloved restaurant into a hot spot for the drug trade. It’s a move that will lead to Tony’s undoing.
Busted by undercover cops, Tony’s only hope is to become an informant for an FBI task force. The plan is to help them catch a powerful Haitian drug lord known as the Giant, who’s importing raw coke from South America via American cruise lines. But this fresh new nightmare won’t consume just Tony; it’s about to trap everyone he knows—lovers and enemies. And making it out alive isn’t going to be easy because, when the world gets this dark, it’s impossible to know who to trust or where to run.
Edward Keyes’s true-crime book The Michigan Murders was named an Edgar Award finalist. In Double Dare, he presents the gripping tale of a man caught between the Mafia and law enforcement in a novel praised by Robin Moore, author of The French Connection, as “the most suspenseful, fast-moving police story of its genre [he’s] ever read.”
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