Ralph Pezzullo is a New York Times best-selling author, award-winning screenwriter, playwright, and poet. His books have been published in more than twenty countries and include Jawbreaker (with CIA operative Gary Berntsen), Inside SEAL Team Six (with SEAL assault leader Don Mann), The Chopin Manuscript (winner of the 2008 Audio Book of the Year), and Plunging Into Haiti (winner of the 2006 Douglas Dillon Prize for American Diplomacy). His screen adaptation of Jim Thompson’s Recoil is scheduled to begin shooting at the end of 2012 with James Foley directing.
Tony "Smokey" Annicelli still knows people on the NYPD even though it has been quite a few years since he wore the uniform. When Luke, his best friend on the force, calls him and says that he better get over the fourth floor of a building at Two-forty-seven West Twenty-Ninth Street, Smoky doesn't ask a lot of questions. Despite the urgency in Luke's call, he is made to wait with his questions unanswered. Finally, Detective Donnelly, after dragging him around awhile talking … more