For Joey Recevo and Pete Karras, two kids from one of Washingtons rougher neighborhoods, the easiest work to find after the War is all criminal—-providing a little muscle for a local boss. But Karris is soft on his fellow immigrants, and the boss cant let his mob get soft, so one of his boys gives Karras a painful lesson.
Three years later, its the same mob that figures big Nick Stefanoss grill needs protection—-and this decision will once again bring Joey and Pete face-to-face. In this final confrontation, the two of them will find the meaning of friendship, the heart of honor, and the cost of both.
Powerfully told, elegantly wrought, The Big Blowdown is a knockout.