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The Corsican (The Corsican #1)

3.9 of 5 stars 3.90  ·  rating details  ·  40 ratings  ·  2 reviews
From Saigon's voyeuristic 'Hall of a Thousand Mirrors' to the sinister plains of Jars, a brutal private war is being fought...
Paperback, Special Overseas Edition 1984, 550 pages
Published January 1st 1984 by Panther Books, Granada Publishing (first published January 1st 1983)
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I've had this book on my shelf for ages, but have never taken the time to read it, thinking it would be a trashy rip-off of something awesome like The Godfather. But this was one of those weekends where not much else was going on, and it seemed like as good a time as any to finally dust it off and see what it's all about. I think I actually was in the mood for something a little trashy, so why not give it a whirl? But it tricked me! It wasn't disappointing at all! In fact, it was actually pretty...more
Tom Vater
Aug 07, 2012 Tom Vater rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No one
In a novel that moves from Nazi-occupied France to contemporary Saigon, Pierre Sartene, grandson of the ruler of a financial empire founded on crime, searches for the man - a betrayer of the Sartene organization - who murdered his father.

Well, one is not going to learn much about Corsica from this book. Nor about the Secret War in Laos or the American War in Vietnam during which most of this pulpy and long (560 pages) title is set.

This is the story of a Corsican criminal family in South East Asi...more
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