The Corsican Author:William Heffernan An engrossing saga of honor and betrayal, blood ties and vengeance, The Corsican sweeps from Nazi-occupied France to the treacherous streets of Saigon, from conspiracies in the upper echelons of government to power struggles among society's darker elements as it traces three generations of the Sartene clan, a family that has created a fearsome a... more »nd legendary financial empire on a foundation of crime.
The patriarch of this dynasty is Buonaparte Sartene. Rasided among bandits and smugglers, Sartene now is monarch of an international criminal syndicate based in Southeast Asia and known to Corsicans as the "milieu". Betrayed by a trusted member of his own organization, who murders Sartene's only son, Sartene is forced to send his young grandson, Pierre, into safe exile in the United States.
Fourteen years later, Pierre returns, and under Sartene's guidance, begins a chilling and brutal hunt for the man who killed his father, a hunt that carries him through a labyrinth of intrigue and mystery, violence and love, in a world where appearances are always deceiving, the world of the Far East.« less