Book Reviews of Luciano's Luck

Luciano's Luck
Luciano's Luck
Author: Jack Higgins
ISBN-13: 9780440143215
ISBN-10: 0440143217
Publication Date: 8/15/1982
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 17 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Paperback
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A fast paced spy thriller about an American Mafia kingpin recruited by the Allied High Command for a covert mission to Sicily prior to the invasion to convince his Italian counterparts to assist in the defeat of the Nazi and the liberation of Italy.
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It was a daring gamble to win the war on the Italian front. The American invasion of Sicily would depend on the out come of convincing "Lucky Luciano" help.
Suspense
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I was disappointed with this book. The name caught my eye as I was looking down a members list, who I had gotten a book from. I remembered Luciano's supposed involvement in the Allied Invasion of Italy. during WWII. However, this was more of a shallow pulp novel rather than something of historical substance. It starts with a one paragraph account about the historical aspect of Luciano's involvement, but goes downhill from there. If what is written about Luciano's service to his government is true, this book is not the place to find it.
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This is the story of the clash of two godfathers. The first was Don Antonio Luca, head of the Mafia in Sicily, whose brother went to the electric chair in Chicago in 1929, leaving Luca hating the Americans.
The second godfather was the legendary prince of gangsters, Lucky Luciano, who was sitting out World War II in the penitentiary.
In the summer of 1943, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, picked Major Harry Carter, who'd met Luca and knew Sicily well, to put before Lucky Luciano a proposal he couldn't refuse. The rest is superb action in Higgins' manner, with the fateful meeting of the American and Sicilian Mafia bosses.
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My husband actually got this book to listen to but I needed something different so I put it in the cassette player. I actually enjoyed this story. I think the reason was the reader was Patrick Macnee from THE AVENGERS.

I dont' usually listen or read about mobsters.

The box and 2 cassettes are in good condtion.There is approx. 3 hours of listening.