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The Friendship of Criminals

A Novel

Robert Glinski


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Former criminal defense attorney Robert Glinski's THE FRIENDSHIP OF CRIMINALS explodes off the page with the crackling intensity of Scorsese's THE DEPARTED. When a new head of the Italian mob threatens Port Richmond's long entrenched Polish crime boss Anton Bielakowski the various criminal factions of Philadelphia don't know who to trust and the promise of war simmers in the underworld. With the help of the FBI monitoring Anton's every move, it's all just a question of who's going to go to jail first... or die. This is a sensational debut that cannot be missed by a rare talent with promise.

Praise For The Friendship of Criminals: A Novel

“First-rate urban crime … maybe a future classic.” —Lee Child, New York Times Bestselling Author

“A remarkable debut, packed with vivid detail and a remarkable cast of characters, and told with a breathtaking confidence, The Friendship of Criminals is a throwback crime tale in the best possible way, a page-turner with the breadth and scope of an epic--one of those novels you tear through in one sitting and come up screaming for more. Robert Glinski is a star in the making.” —Owen Laukkanen, author of The Professionals

“Robert Glinski's The Friendship of Criminals provides a fresh, original, and totally entertaining view of mob relations in today's world. These characters don't just sing -- they're doing high opera: real, funny, dangerous, smart, and always fascinating. The plot rocks, too. And you've got to admire Glinski's cojones in claiming Dennis Lehane, Elmore Leonard and John D. MacDonald as his writing instructors --that's setting a pretty high bar. What's more impressive it that this book reaches that standard. Great work, highly recommended.” —John Lescroart, New York Times Bestselling author

The Friendship of Criminals is the type of tremendously fun crime novel that gives bad guys a good name. A great read.” —Chris Pavone, New York Times Bestselling author

Minotaur Books, 9781250049964, 272pp.

Publication Date: March 17, 2015

About the Author

Robert Glinski is a former Philadelphia criminal defense attorney who now writes strategy papers for hedge funds and asset management firms. The Friendship of Criminals is his first novel.