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Don of the Dead

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  28 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Two mob families go to war after one family's main hitman switches sides--and to show his newfound loyalty, he has to whack his former boss, who also happens to be the current Don. The Don is buried alive on a mob-controlled construction site that was once the location of a church that had banned the same Don's ancestors, causing them to invent their own religion. The Barr ...more
Paperback, 244 pages
Published July 1st 2009 by Coscom Entertainment
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Sep 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
I love a good zombie novel, and Nick Cato delivers. With sly wit and a believable description of the undead underworld, this book was a treat to read - one of those books that you don't want to end. My only gripe would be that I wish it had been longer. Heavy on characters that are endearing, disgusting, and memorable - one enforcer uses a feather as his preferred method of punishment - Cato draws a colorful picture of what might happen if the zombie apocalypse were to hit New York. I strongly r ...more
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Apr 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Nick Cato def shows reverence to Mario Puzo in this book about the, it's about, family loyalty...and zombies, and the mafia. It's hard to simplify this wild story by distilling it down to one genre. If you like suspense and surprise, and don't mind a little gore and calamari, by all means give this one a read.
Denise Whelan
Feb 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This book was very good and very entertaining! I enjoyed reading about the son's determination to find his father and "save" him! Nick Cato writes a very entertaining and enjoyable tale about zombies!
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Jan 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Mobsters plus zombies? Fuggedaboutit! Nick Cato is the new godfather of monster mashups, and this homage to wiseguys and raised ghouls is his funky masterpiece.
Aug 09, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2009
Nick Cato's first full-length novel, Don of the Dead, introduces us to several of the main characters in the Barrlucio Crime Family, most notably Antonio Barrlucio (the newly assigned don) and Henry Capuzzio (nephew of the recently deceased don). Soon, it is made quite clear that Capuzzio has turned against his family and has joined forces with the other mob in town, the Piranzza family. With their assistance, he abducts Barrlucio, drags him to a construction site, and turns him into the latest ...more
Fran Friel
Aug 14, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: zombie fans
Shelves: horror
Nick Cato's DON OF THE DEAD was a raucously wonderful read. Nick shows off his imaginative and fearless writing style with an epic cast of colorful characters plus that magic mix of drama and delightfully sick humor so very hard to come by today. DON has got to be the most unique treatment yet of the Zombie genre. If you love the intricacies of mob family intrigue and a fine twist to the zombie mythos, you have a tasty Italian treat waiting for you in DON OF THE DEAD.
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Tara Andrews
this was a great mafia of the dead book!
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Nick Cato has written an excellent zombie novel. I look forward to reading more of his fiction in the future.
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Nick Cato's unique spin on Zombies is sure to leave you breathles!
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