By David Weston
February 1942, U-Boats are sinking American ships faster than they can be built. The New York Waterfront is awash with Italian spies.
Only one man can stop the rot, but Lucky Luciano is serving a fifty-year sentence for running whorehouses.
The US Navy is forced to eat humble pie and ask for his assistance. As the invasion draws near, he is sent into Sicily to meet with the Mafia Dons and prepare the way for the Allies. All too soon he finds himself swept up by the terror and anguish of war.
Luciano’s War is a meticulously researched, fast-moving adventure based on a little-known campaign. Apart from the two main protagonists and their immediate associates, all the characters and events are based on truth. The story supposes what might have happened if the US authorities had granted Luciano his wish to go behind enemy lines.