Dark Eyes by William Richter
Wallis Stoneman was born in Russia and adopted by a wealthy family in New York City. Beautiful and rebellious, she trades a life of privilege for the gritty streets of Manhattan. She knows nothing of her childhood in Russia. Those years are lost forever. Now Wally is sixteen and hardened, and she has just stumbled across a harrowing secret that will changer her life forever: Wally's roots are deadly. She's the daughter of the Klesko, a notorious Russian gangster who's just broken out of prison. Klesko is searching for the fortune Wally's mother stole from him long ago, and he'll stop at nothing to find it. Can Wally find--and save--her mother before Klesko kills them both?
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