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By Jessie Keane

Annie Carter was once a madam in a brothel and a brand new York gangster's moll, yet now her safeguard is long past and her enemies are ultimate in

In 1971, London gang boss Annie Carter Barolli resides the recent York excessive existence with the scary mafia godfather Constantine Barolli. whilst relatives tragedy moves, it leaves only Annie, Constantine's sister Gina, and his 3 little ones alive, and now they are in bad probability. what is worse is that it indications a massive shift in mafia strength. Annie returns to London together with her daughter Layla, pursued by means of successful guy. somebody wishes her useless and the one approach she will remain alive is to determine who is purchasing the agreement and to strike first. Then, the reappearance of an outdated East finish face sparks a surprising suspicion—the chance that Max Carter, Annie's first and maximum love, did not die years in the past, as she were resulted in think. Has he really simply been taking part in dead?

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