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A wildly funny, irreverent tale of murder, mayhem, and the mob.

When up-and-coming chef Tommy Pagana settles for a less than glamorous stint at his uncle's restaurant in Manhattan's Little Italy, he unwittingly finds himself a partner in big-time crime. And when the mob decides to use the kitchen for a murder, nothing Tommy learned in cooking school has prepared him for what happens next. With the FBI on one side and his eccentric wise guy superiors on the other, Tommy has to struggle to do right by his conscience and avoid getting killed in the meantime....

Stuffed with charming characters and peppered with Bourdain's wry humor, Bone in the Throat is one satisfying feast of a novel.

©2008 Anthony Bourdain (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • Becky Allmon
  • 10-06-2018

Fun listen

it kept my attention throughout and the reader was expressive in his narration. Loved the book

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  • jared
  • 30-10-2016

awesomeness

loved it such a fun book
the last bit is great a real good book for chefs who love a good story

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  • bestuvall
  • 07-08-2018

the butcher and the sous chef

If you like"The Kingster" ( Kinky Freidman) you will like this. I do and I did. A mini mafia tale with some characters that are both funny and crazy not too mention killers. Love the kitchen scenes and I must have one of those knives......

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  • Adam Lomazoff
  • 18-07-2018

Not as bad as the reviews say.

A bit disappointing in the intensity of the climatic scene. But fairly interesting description s of the details of a heroin den and the backside of some shady restaurants as informed by (from his other biographic works) bourdains own experience in both circumstances.

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  • sean77
  • 05-07-2018

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His fiction has such an element of reality, from experience. It really keeps the reader/listener rooting for the "Boys"!

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  • Pablo
  • 05-07-2017

Lacking in all senses.

Story average at best, why would I hear a story about a loser, and its not even funny.

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