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Dove Audio goes to the head of the pack with this exciting, unabridged rendition of Higgins's (Sheba, Audio Reviews, LJ 2/15/95) story of an Allied plan to release Lucky Luciano from prison. Luciano is slated to join a team that includes the granddaughter of Luciano's Mafia counterpart in Sicily and a crack Special Services operative. Their objective: to persuade the Don to rally the people of Sicily to aid the Allies in their effort to run the Axis forces off the island, paving the way for the Allied invasion of Italy. The action builds to a riveting climax and concomitant bloody conclusion. British actor and former Avenger Patrick Macnee is required to juggle Sicilian, German, American, and Ukrainian accents and does so superbly. Best of all, this unabridged recording is reasonably priced. Recommended for most public libraries.?Mark Pumphrey, Polk Cty. P.L., Columbus, N.C.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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“Jack Higgins is the master.” —Tom Clancy


--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Product Details

  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio; Unabridged edition (February 28, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1441844821
  • ISBN-13: 978-1441844828
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 1.4 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,281,757 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The plot is simple enough, enlist the support of the mafia when the allies invade Sicily in WW2 as the initial thrust of Gen. Patton's march op the Italian peninsula. Gaining that support will be an incentive tor the Italian troops in Sicily to surrender, rather than vigorously oppose the allied invasion. Unfortunately, the Mafia's capo di tuti hates America and refuses to issue such an edict. Luciano is bailed out of prison and brought to Italy to convince the capo otherwise.
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Format: Paperback
Luciano's Luck is a wonderfully written novel about
the US government's desperate attempt to persuade
the Mafia to assist them during World War II.
Don Antonio Luca, the "Boss of All Bosses"
of the Mafia in Sicily has the power to drive all
Nazi forces out of Italy and Sicily, but he has an extreme dislike for Americans
and is reluctant to help them in any way.
Only two people have the slightest chance of persuading
him: his only granddaughter who ran away
from him years ago, and Lucky Luciano, the
most feared gangster in America.
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Format: Kindle Edition
1951 NAVY in Naples consisted of two officers and two enlisted. I was one of the enlisted living at the Touristico Hotel, as was a man named Lucky Luciano. We played chess every day at breakfast and became talkative,if not friends . He told many of the things this book speaks of--I never believed him. This book may verify some truth if not all. It wasn't long before I was ordered to sever all contact with this man though. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and highly recommend it.
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Format: Audio Cassette
A fast, interesting listen.

General Eisenhower is willing to take advantage of any means to make the Allied invasion in Sicily a success. The Allied leaders want to gain the intervention of the Sicilian Mafia Godfather, Don Antonio Luca, to give the word to the Sicilian people to support the American and Allied efforts. To accomplish this British Professor/intelligence officer, Harry Carter, is sent to a New York prison to seek the help of Gangster, Mafia leader, Charles "Lucky" Luciano. Carter pulls Luciano from prison to meet with President Roosevelt who implies that Luciano's parole would go favorably if he helps his country in this matter.

Luciano isn't inclined to believe the Don will be helpful but they pick up the Don's estranged Granddaughter, Maria, a Nun and a nurse, to help gain access and for an extra voice for convincing him. Carter, Luciano and Maria are teamed up with two American Rangers, one of whom clearly hates Luciano. They parachute into a small village in Sicily to join with resistance leaders who have to hide them from Nazi troops as they wait to meet with the Don.

I thought the characters were well developed for the roles in the story. This story contains elements of intrigue, danger, arrogance, brutality, loneliness, a touch of romance, stubbornness, forgiveness, sacrifice and `luck.' I was surprised to learn this bit of history where the American President engages the services of the Mafia. I enjoyed the few meetings described between Carter and General Eisenhower and tried to jot down what may have been quotes but I did not find them so they may be part of the fiction. That is one draw back of audio books that you cannot mark a spot to check it later, especially when you are driving.
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Format: Kindle Edition
I can always past an exciting afternoon and evening with his works. I have degrees in history and no one, I mean no one does it as well as Harry Patterson/Jack Higgins! I love them all; from Martin Brosnan, to the professor, to Sean Dillon to Harry and the East End villans! Damn fine entertainment Sir!

Neil Harding
Research Librarian, semi-retired
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
Carter is a former agent with ground knowledge in the hills of Sicily, where the Allied landing forces will need the cooperation of resistance fighters to avoid heavy losses to the occupying German forces. Carter has to recruit Luciano, a convict with Mafia ties, and Maria who has fled the mother country to escape the abuses of the underworld, represented by her grandfather, the key figure needed to coalesce the resistance fighters with the Allied cause.

After I read a couple of mentions of Higgins in books on writing, I pulled this off the library shelf. Higgins knows how to get right into the action of a story and move the plot to adventure. He skillfully sets all the elements in place to give a dramatic story with action and conflict. The characters are a step above cardboard cut-outs, serving to propel events, and scenes are quick-cut, keeping the reading at a brisk pace. In all, it's a quick read that isn't entirely predictable.
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A delightful change of pace as far as the main hero (Luciano) is concerned. Higgins does the WWII background well no matter what the story. (or plot) He manages to stick to his facts from other novel about the "Mafia Connection" and German forces. Though some of these facts are repetitive he manages to keep his readers on the edge with this change of pace (and hero).
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Format: Kindle Edition
Pretty credible plot and liked the character development. Action is not the strong draw here. Borderline page-turner and would advise it as a light read, especially for those who relate to the era of WWII.
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