‘We are a family,’ Alexander told his children. ‘And the loyalty of the family must come before everything and everyone else. We must learn from each other, protect each other, and be bound first and foremost to each other. For if we honour that commitment, we will never be vanquished — but if we falter in that loyalty, we will all be condemned… ‘
What is a family? Mario Puzo first answered that question, unforgettably, in his landmark bestseller The Godfather; with the creation of the Corleones he forever redefined the concept of blood loyalty. Now, thirty years later, comes Puzo’s ultimate vision of the subject, in a novel that crowns his remarkable career: the story of the greatest crime family in Italian history — the Borgias.
‘Head-long entertainment, bubbling over with corruption, betrayal, assassinations, Richter-scale romance, and, of course, family values’ Time ‘Dazzling, passionate, a masterwork that ranks with Puzo’s best.’ Nicholas Pileggi ‘Pure Puzo’ New York Daily News