The new novel by Anthony Schneider

“Powerful… A worthy, character-driven crime novel… Schneider avoids pathos in this affecting tale of two star-crossed lovers as he paints a vivid picture of a crime family’s values, rules, and pecking order.”

Publishers Weekly

“Absorbing… sizzles with insider savvy… almost non-stop reading because you care about the main characters. Yes, there’s violence, but there’s also a love story here, that’s not only believable but heartwarming. Schneider shows he can not only do blunt action prose but lyrically evocative descriptions.”

National Public Radio

“A great crime novel, balancing past and present, love and criminality, the desire for liberty and the exigencies of forgiveness. If you love crime stories like The Godfather, Dennis Lehane or Gillian Flynn, this is a book for you.”

— International Review of Books

“A novel to fall in love with. A love story with a rugged sense of humor and a tender criminal at its heart. It’s also a story of forgiveness, and the novel’s final pages will leave you a little bit breathless, a little bit trying not to cry.”

— Hannah Pittard, author of Visible Empire

“A brass knuckle knockout of a gangster novel. If you like crime stories to ring true, with characters you can care about even if their moral compasses got shattered somewhere along the way, you’ll want to read Lowdown.”

— Ed Falco, author of The Family Corleone 

“A suspenseful novel for all fans of organized crime stories but also for anyone who appreciates a tale of second chances, true romance and—ultimately—life’s elemental pleasures.”

— Joanna Hershon, author of A Dual Inheritance

“Rapid-fire and richly imagined… a deliciously addictive urban crime thriller with a dark, deep heart and soul.”

— Debra Immergut, author of The Captives