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A fictional biography of the legendary Jewish mobster, Meyer Lansky, as he attempts to organize his very last con job.
Meyer Lansky is dead ... or at least that’s what he wants his enemies to believe. But the old man has one last job to pull off, and he can’t do it alone. Once he recruits an innocent bystander, their journey propels them headlong into an adventure filled with murder and malice, towards an ending neither could possibly have foreseen. For fans of "Breaking Bad".
An immigrant’s story in the guise of an old mobster’s tale.
Meyer Lansky, the real-life mobster and crabby octogenarian, plots his escape from a seedy Miami nursing home to sanctuary in Israel in this weird and wild crime novel. He's held up by certain needed "papers," which are on a plane that was carrying cocaine and sunk near the Florida Keys. While manipulating young David Greene, his care home's Cuban ex-con janitor, Meyer's pursued by Aldo, a crooked home manager. Their trails crash up against modern mobster Milena, head of the Miami cartels, and her Godfather-obsessed gunman Pablo, who is chasing the underwater cocaine. Bodies are dumped into trunks, cars are torched, Hawaiian shirts are worn, and blood is sprayed everywhere right through the vicious final-act showdown on a fishing boat. It's woven with nostalgia, and a lament on loss and aging. Dynamic art by Mutti (Fearscape) highlights the play-for-keeps action with realistic figure work reminiscent of Guy Davis, with striking use of shadows and silhouettes. It's a thrilling, funny, and touching alternate history that posits a happy ending Lansky's escape to Israel. In actuality, Meyer died of lung cancer in the states in 1983. But, as gangsters so often become figures of folktale, Lang and Mutti's romp takes inspiration from the Maxwell Scott quote, "When the legend becomes fact, print the legend."