All is not well at the Dreadnought Grill . . . the chef has a smack habit, the owner has been set up by the FBI and in the midst of this, the sous-chef Tommy is just trying to do his job. As depraved as it is hilarious, Anthony Bourdain's first novel is street smart and spiced with drugged-up savvy, foul-mouthed feds and salty mob speak. With a cast of unforgettables like the hitman who covers himself in clingfilm to avoid leaving fingerprints and a plot with more twists than a plate of spaghetti, Bone in the Throat rocks through the streets of Manhattan at a blistering pace.
Anthony Bourdain is the author of Bone in the Throat, Gone Bamboo, and the bestselling food memoirs Kitchen Confidential and A Cook's Tour. He has been a professional chef for over two decades. He lives in New York City.
* Gangster fiction to feast on. Independent * Raw and cooking. Rare and well-done. - -- Aa Gill * superb tale of violence and backbiting set in the seething testosterone-heavy company of a crew of New York cooks, and simply towers head, shoulders and upper torso above everything else. GQ * Wonderful fun, a perfect book to read at the beach. -- Michael Crichton New York Times Book Review * A recipe for a very good read. Sunday Telegraph * Sharp, funny ... if it's gangster rap you want to read then Bourdain is your man. Express