Gravnick is several novels woven into one. It is a love story, first and foremost, but also a twisted family saga of murder, disguise, trickery and greed. Two families are involved - one mafioso, the other Jewish. Hard-edged and fast-paced, Gravnick takes us into the darkest realms of revenge and exploitation. But underlyng everything is the search for love and redemption; once found, the darkness vanishes and the light shines through. This is a story of how faith and beauty can overcome any amount of corruption and depravity.