CRIME DOES PAY: THE KING OF WEST BROOKLYN SCORES "Bestseller! Bestseller! Bestseller! The word should be shouted at least three times as a kind of Brooklyn cheer, because David Alexander's crime thriller The King of West Brooklyn has "Bestseller!" written all over it." -- NY Daily News "Today Brooklyn, tomorrow the world ... David Alexander has the names of two conquering heroes and The King of West Brooklyn is world-class ... a thriller with style, guts and endless quantities of Brooklyn chutzpah applied as thickly as mozzarella cheese on a Brooklyn pizza. Alexander is an author who is going places. Hopefully one of them is not jail, as some of the criminal capers described in the novel read almost like he was present at the scene of the crime taking notes." -- L.A. Times"Where were you born?""Brooklyn." "Any other defects?" --From a war movie. The King of West Brooklyn A Crime Thriller Novel By David Alexander Dominick "Dee" de Venise's textile warehouse has been in the family for generations, but he'll have to torch it for the insurance money. De Venise has no other choice. The Mezzatesta family is into him for boo-koo bucks and if he doesn't pay off, he's history. The only other option de Venise has is to stage a big-money heist planned by his crooked lawyer friend Arnie, but he's already turned down that particular deal. Arnie's plan was too risky, and besides, de Venise knew Arnie long enough and well enough not to trust him. De Venise doesn't trust anyone to torch the business either. Wanting it done right, he plans to do it himself, then set up an ironclad alibi. Everything goes like clockwork until the insurance company refuses to pay off on de Venise's policy, leaving him with no business and no money to buy off his wise guy creditors. With no more cards to play at this point, de Venise agrees to do the heist for Arnie. If nothing else, it will get him out of the country, and if de Venise is really lucky and really smart, there's even an outside chance of him scoring the bucks he needs to get him straight with the mob and putting him back in action as the King of West Brooklyn.The King of West Brooklyn is a crime novel that begins and ends on the mean streets of Gravesend, the toughest neighborhood of New York City's toughest borough. It's a place where organized crime still rules and where wise guys have to think fast, hit hard or get whacked. In between, the novel crosses international boundaries and time zones with the speed of sound as West Brooklyn's most accomplished safe and loft burgler takes on a European job in order to pay back the markers held on him by boss of bosses Tony the Pug. This is a caper novel to end all caper novels, a non-stop pager-turner from start to finish, and one of Author David Alexander's boldest books ever.