Prizzi's Honor is protected by Charley Partanna, hitman and "Prince of the Murderers" for the powerful Prizzi family. Despite his occupation, Charley is endearing, and, when he falls head-over-heels for Irene Walker, it is calamitous. Charley little dreams that Irene also works for the family, that she's a free-lance expert in his own field. In the brutal and intensely "moral" world of the Mafia, Charley and Irene struggle to trust one another, and to come to terms with the convoluted political reality of betrayal that governs their lives. This modern-day "Romeo and Juliet" is a memorable portrait of the Mafia way of life and a love story that won't soon be forgotten. --Book jacket.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - christinejoseph - LibraryThing
Mafia story; Irene + Charley 2 hit people - honor of family PRIZZI'S HONOR is no ordinary story of boy-meets-girl. Charley Partanna is a faithful lieutenant for the Prizzis, New York's most powerful ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - RicDay - LibraryThing
Not as good or intense as the Manchurian Candidate, this is still a great crime story - perhaps a minor classic. Read full review