Prizzi's Honor Author:Richard Condon There have been many stories about the Mafia, and many more about love. But no one has ever combined both, certainly not in a novel of the power, the distinction, and the sheer human comedy of Prizzi's Honor, a novel by Richard Condon. — Charley Partanna is the sottocapo of the powerful Prizzis, a "Prince of Murderers" who made his bones at the a... more »ge of thirteen with his first hit. Irene Walker, ex-prostitute, ex-mob courier, is now a beautiful Los Angeles "tax consultant" whose desk and ledgers hide her true identity as a freelancer of the deadliest kind.
Charle and Irene meet. He falls helplessly in love with her, and she with him. Together, caught in the intensely brutal, intensely "moral" world of the Mafia, they make love and war, until Charley's betrayal of "Prizzi's Honor" leads him inexorably to the ultimate betrayal.« less