Prizzi's Honor by Richard Condon
A darkly funny novel of mobsters, murder, and marriage: “The surprise ending will knock your reading glasses off.” – The New York Times
Charley Partanna works as a hitman for the Prizzis, New York’s most dangerous crime family. When he meets Irene Walker, an LA-based tax consultant, it’s pretty much love at first sight.
But Irene also moonlights as a hit woman—and had a hand in a big-money heist in Las Vegas. Now Charley has been told that she has to go. Faced with divided loyalties, he must make a choice between the only family he’s ever known and the woman he loves.
Prizzi’s Honor is a dark, rollicking read from an “old pro at mixing satire with suspense.” – The New York Times