Charlie Stella is righteous
Among my observations on the latter part of the book are that the humor picks up slightly when Stella introduces a few Italian cops and agents, and that one example of Stella's sympathy for working men and women struck a chord with me even though my collar would be decidedly white if I didn't wear T-shirts or sweaters to work most days.
First, the humor, a special agent comparing traditional Italian mobsters and the new Russian crime gangs from which Mafiya takes its title:
"Of course the risks are real. Worse that can happen to me watching wise guys I get a gravy stain on my shirt. The redfellas will kill you to test a new gun they bought off the street."
"I'm out just a few months and working here mostly. I also pump gas closer to where I live. For Indians, you can believe it.'
"`It's a job,' Moss said.
"`Yeah, so I shouldn't complain.'"
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