The Last Don By Mario Puzo is a classic saga of an American family involved in criminal activities and gives readers a glimpse of the Mob?s power in the film and casino industry.
Summary Of The Book
The Last Don is about the last plan of an aging Mafia boss, Domenico Clericuzio known as the Don, to blend his family with the American society in a legitimate manner.
The Don is semi-retired when it comes matters pertaining to the family business, which is now run by his grandson Dante and his grandnephew Cross. Both Dante and Cross have their own ambitions, Dante desires power, while Cross wants to get into the movie business and make the family business legitimate.
Cross falls in love with Athena Aquitane, America?s most sought after actress. In the meantime, Dante is scheming to head the family. Will there be a happy ending to this family saga? Can the Don ensure that his dream of legitimising the family business will come true? The Last Don reveals the answers along the way that is paved by corpses, murder, gambling, and lust.
The Last Don is a beautifully crafted tale that takes readers deep into the corrupt and ruthless worlds of the movie and gambling industries. Here, readers come across beautiful women who desire to be actresses, ruthless hitmen, sleazy producers, greedy studio heads, tainted cops, and desperate gamblers. Games of betrayal, lust, and violence unfold while one man, the Don, controls all the events like a puppeteer.
The Last Don was adapted into a mini-series by CBS in 1997 and starred Joe Mantegna, Danny Aiello, and Daryl Hannah.
About Mario Puzo
Mario Puzo was a screenwriter and novelist. Mario Puzo is credited with writing over 11 novels, some which were works of fiction. He also wrote a few short stories. Some of his works include The Godfather, The Dark Arena, Omert