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Gangster Nation

(2017)
(The second book in the Gangsterland series)
A novel by

 
 
"One can't help but think of such greats as Mario Puzo, Jimmy Breslin, Elmore Leonard, and Donald E. Westlake while reading this witty, brutal, vital book. Goldberg is a master." -- Mystery Scene Magazine

"Sal Cupertine is back - and better than ever. I love this guy." -- Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series.

"Gangster Nation is a razor. It will slice you open and reveal your insides. And like the best of Tod Goldberg's work, it'll show you everything you are at your core." --Brad Meltzer, New York Times bestselling author of The President's Shadow

It's been two years since the events of Gangsterland, when legendary Chicago hitman Sal Cupertine disappeared into the guise of Vegas Rabbi David Cohen. It's September of 2001 and for David, everything is coming up gold: Temple membership is on the rise, the new private school is raking it in, and the mortuary and cemetery--where Cohen has been laundering bodies for the mob--is minting cash. But Sal wants out. He's got money stashed in safe-deposit boxes all over the city. He's looking at places to escape to, Mexico or maybe Argentina. He only needs to make it through the High Holidays, and he'll have enough money to slip away, grab his wife and kid, and start fresh.

Across the country, former FBI agent Matthew Drew is now running security for an Indian Casino outside of Milwaukee, spending his off-time stalking members of The Family, looking for vengeance for the murder of his former partner. So when Sal's cousin stumbles into the casino one night, Matthew takes the law into his own hands--again--touching off a series of events that will have Rabbi Cohen running for his life, trapped in Las Vegas, with the law, society, and the post-9/11 world closing in around him.

Gangster Nation is a thrilling follow-up to Gangsterland, an unexpected, page-turning examination of the seedy foundations of American life. With the wit and gritty glamor that defines his writing, Goldberg traces how the things we most value in our lives--home, health, even our spiritual lives--have been built on the enterprises of criminals.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Gangster Nation punches even harder than the excellent Gangsterland did: against the backdrop of 9/11, everybody's roughed up and bleeding, and nobody's hiding it well. Tod Goldberg's weird world is getting The Sopranos-good, and The Sopranos-funny: he can hit you high, low, or straight in the gut. Meshugener wiseguys. It'll make you a better killer--and a better rabbi." - Bill Beverly

"Sal Cupertine is back--and better than ever. I love this guy." - Lee Child

"Tod Goldberg's brilliant Gangster Nation is hilarious, complex, and a total page-turner. It's also a little insane, in the best possible way." - Lisa Lutz

"Gangster Nation is a razor. It will slice you open and reveal your insides. And like the best of Tod Goldberg's work, it'll show you everything you are at your core." - Brad Meltzer

"Gangsterland was compelling in every way, and in Gangster Nation, its sequel, Tod Goldberg has written an enthralling portrait of consequences--emotional, physical, moral, you name it. Amid all the expertly choreographed violence and intrigue is a moving, thought-provoking story about the fluid nature of identity, spirituality, and love. I enjoyed every page." - Vu Tran


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Used availability for Tod Goldberg's Gangster Nation

Hardback Editions

September 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Gangster Nation: A Novel
Author(s): Tod Goldberg
ISBN: 1-61902-723-2 / 978-1-61902-723-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
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Paperback Editions

September 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Gangster Nation: A Novel
Author(s): Tod Goldberg
ISBN: 1-64009-106-8 / 978-1-64009-106-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
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June 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Gangster Nation
Author(s): Tod Goldberg
ISBN: 0-85730-214-0 / 978-0-85730-214-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: No Exit Press
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Audio Editions

September 2017 : Audio CD
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Title: Gangster Nation (Gangsterland)
Author(s): Tod Goldberg
ISBN: 1-5384-7444-1 / 978-1-5384-7444-0
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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September 2017 : Audio CD
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Title: Gangster Nation: Library Edition (Gangsterland)
Author(s): Tod Goldberg
ISBN: 1-5384-7443-3 / 978-1-5384-7443-3
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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September 2017 : MP3 CD
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Title: Gangster Nation (Gangsterland)
Author(s): Tod Goldberg
ISBN: 1-5384-7445-X / 978-1-5384-7445-7
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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September 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Gangster Nation: The Gangsterland Series, Book 2
Author(s): Tod Goldberg
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

October 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Gangster Nation
Author(s): Tod Goldberg
Publisher: No Exit Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


September 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Gangster Nation: A Novel
Author(s): Tod Goldberg
Publisher: Counterpoint
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU