Codes of Betrayal is a drama of double cross and triple jeopardy. At it's center is Nick O'Hara, an NYPD member whose shifting family loyalties will ultimately force him to confront his deepest notions of honor, loyalty, and justice. The son of an Irish father and an Italian mother, Nick O'Hara has always been a loyal cop. His relationship with his grandfather, Mafia boss Nicholas Ventura, has been an albatross, but never an issue. Then, in a moment of carelessness, he sends his thirteen-year-old son, Peter, to spend the afternoon at a Little Italy street fair with his underboss cousin. Caught in an alley between Little Italy and Chinatown, the boy is brutally gunned down, a bystander caught between mob crosshairs.
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The world occupied by New York police officer Nick O'Hara in Dorothy Uhnak's Codes of Betrayal is a dark one, indeed. The grandson of a Mafia don, Nick walks a fine line between family loyalty and professional ethics--a line that blurs even more when his young son is killed during a shootout in Chinatown. Eventually Nick finds himself between a rock and a hard place as he is forced to choose between saving his own life or betraying his beloved grandfather. Uhnak, a former police officer, knows the territory she describes, and Codes of Betrayal strikes an authentic note.From the Publisher:
"Uhnak knows the grimy turf of murder and mayhem from the inside out." --San Francisco Chronicle
"A super plot, great characters, and a satisfying conclusion...A good choice for Joseph Wambaugh fans." --Booklist
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Book Description St. Martin's Press, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0312155824
Book Description St. Martin's Press, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110312155824