The Governor's Mansion by Robert Laxalt.
In the dramatic third volume of Robert Laxalt's trilogy, Leon - the eldest son of immigrant parents - ponders the fateful decision to enter American politics. "If I run, life will never be the same for us again," says Leon. He cannot imagine how prophetic his words will be.
The author portrays the Las Vegas of shocking mores, its hoodlums, hit men, and hookers with affectionate humor.
The Governor's Mansion neatly concludes the journey from Old World to New World that was begun in the first two books of Robert Laxalt's trilogy: The Basque Hotel and Child of the Holy Ghost.
Paperback: 240 pages.
Publisher: University of Nevada Press (October 1, 1994)