A young Mafioso finds himself on the run for his life when his partner steals the mob boss' money.
Frankie Fiore, son of a Brooklyn shoemaker is recruited by the local mob boss, Jimmy Provitera, to help henchman Biff Rollo enforce delinquent collections. He is a quick learner and Jimmy is very happy with him. That is, until Frankie becomes involved in the loss of a very large sum of collection money. Jimmy is furious and Frankie takes it on the lam to Dunnville, North Carolina.
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I LOVE wiseguy stories... This one was pretty good
Sure... It was an easy story to digest... like an episode of the Sopranos... only longer. Very enjoyable... but predictable for most of the way. Good guy gets sucked in... becomes a bad guy... catches a case of conscience... becomes a good guy again... gets the girl! But don't get me wrong... there are a couple of surprises that make you feel real good.
Somewhat... Like I said, it was a predictable story line. What I enjoyed most was the way the characters were presented by the narrator... with the different voices and accents. It was like listening to a radio play... which is the way I like my audiobooks to sound. Don't just read me a story... act it out!
I just said above... but again, I like to feel like I'm listening to a play... or the soundtrack from a movie. The different voices and accents are very helpful in creating the "picture" of the characters in my mind. I bought this book partly because it was narrated by Al Benelli. I've listened to almost every book he's done... for the reasons mentioned above. He's done a couple of wiseguy-like stories.
If you owe these guys money... there's no "Fresh Start Initiative".
A good book to take to the beach...