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During World War II, thanks to his prodigious memory and his ability to decipher encrypted texts, Mike Rogan joins the Intelligence Section of the American Army, shortly after marrying Christine. Following the landing of American troops in France, Rogan is sent to Europe on a mission of deciphering messages. But by mistake, he falls along with Christine in the hands of the Gestapo to break into the Palace of Justice in Munich, where they will be subjected to extreme violence. Trying to save suffering to his wife, Rogan reveals the keys to American codes. Still, seven butchers, after announcing the death of Christine, shot Rogan in the head. However, hours later, Rogan is found alive. After numerous operations, he tells Bailey, an FBI agent, the story of his execution and his plans for revenge: to find and kill those responsible for his misfortune. Ten years later, in 1955, Rogan will begin his hunt.
Born and raised in New York City's "Hell's Kitchen" as the son of a railroad laborer, Mario Puzo served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II, and was stationed in East Asia and Germany. He returned to New York and attended the New School for Social Research and Columbia University, publishing his first book, "Dark Arena", in 1955. He continued writing battle stories for a pulp magazine until a Putnam editor approached him in 1965 and offered him $5,000 to write a book about the Italian Mafia. Puzo took him up on the offer and, when "The Godfather" was published in 1969, he achieved instant stardom for chronicling the life of Sicilian mob boss Don Corleone and his extended family. He also co-wrote the screenplay for three of the Godfather films, receiving two Oscars for his efforts. Puzo has written several other novels that focus on the inner workings of organized crime, including "The Last Don" (1996), which was made into a successful television mini-series the following year. On July 2, 1999, just as rumors were simmering that a fourth "Godfather" would be written and adapted for the screen, Puzo died of heart failure at the age of 78 in Bay Shore, New York.
From the Publisher
Durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial, gracias a su prodigiosa memoria y a su talento para descifrar textos codificados, Mike Rogan ingresa en la Seccion de Inteligencia del Ejercito Americano, poco despues de casarse con Christine. A raiz del desembarco de las tropas americanas en Francia, Rogan es enviado a Europa en mision de desciframiento de mensajes. Pero por un error cae, junto a Christine, en manos de la Gestapo para acabar en el Palacio de Justicia de Munich, donde seran sometidos a una violencia extrema. Con tal de ahorrarle sufrimientos a su mujer, Rogan revela las claves de los codigos americanos. Aun asi, sus siete verdugos, tras anunciarle la muerte de Christine, le disparan un tiro en la cabeza. Sin embargo, horas despues, Rogan es encontrado vivo. Tras numerosas operaciones, le cuenta a Bailey, agente del FBI, la historia de su ejecucion y sus planes de venganza: encontrar y acabar con los autores de su desgracia. Diez anos despues, en 1955, Rogan dara comienzo a su caceria.