The Old Turk's Load

By Gregory Gibson
(Mysterious Press, Hardcover, 9780802121134, 245pp.)

Publication Date: April 2013

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Description
Angelo DiNoto is the most powerful crime lord in New Jersey, his empire bolstered by pure heroin imported from an old Turkish farmer. But when a five million dollar shipment goes missing during the Newark riots of 1967, DiNoto isn't the only one willing to turn over every rock--and bust some heads, arms, legs-- to locate it. Shady developer Richard Mundi sees the heroin as the key to replenishing his fading business with new capital. His daughter Gloria, literally in bed with a band of wannabe revolutionaries, believes the lucrative stash might be her ticket out of her father's domain. A longtime postal clerk disfigured by cancer thinks finding the drugs is the perfect cap to a failed life.
With an Elmore Leonard-esque cast of characters rampaging across Newark and Manhattan, "The Old Turk's Load" is a twisty historical crime novel whose disparate thread leads directly to an unforgettable showdown over the "old Turk's load.



About the Author
GREGORY GIBSON has been an antiquarian bookseller since 1976. He writes the influential book trade blog "Bookman's Log" and is the author of several non-fiction books, including the powerful and widely acclaimed "Gone Boy". He lives in Gloucester, Massachusetts, Cork City, Ireland, and Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, but his imagination inhabits a hard-boiled vision of 1960s Manhattan.
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