Bone in the Throat (Paperback)
Bloomsbury USA, 9781582341026, 304pp.
Publication Date: September 18, 2000
When up-and-coming chef Tommy Pagana settles for a less than glamorous stint at his uncle's restaurant in Manhattan's Little Italy, he unwittingly finds himself a partner in big-time crime. And when the mob decides to use the kitchen for a murder, nothing Tommy learned in cooking school has prepared him for what happens next. With the FBI on one side, and his eccentric wise guy superiors on the other, Tommy has to struggle to do right by his conscience, and to avoid getting killed in the meantime.
In the vein of "Prizzi's Honor, Bone in the Throat" is a thrilling Mafia caper laced with entertaining characters and wry humor. This first novel is a must-have for fans of Anthony Bourdain's nonfiction.
"A prodigiously self-assured first novel. . . the author's comic vision goes beyond original. It is deliciously depraved."-"The New York Times Book Review