A Family Secret

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Xlibris Corporation, Mar 15, 2005 - Family & Relationships - 472 pages
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A Family Secret is a fast moving novel that takes the reader from the streets of South Philly to the backroom gambling joints of Atlantic City in the early forties to the most Mafia-infested, politically corrupt city in the world – Las Vegas. It is the story of two half brothers who each follow different career paths. One becomes a successful Las Vegas casino owner, while the other ends up in the Mafia.

The author’s use of sharp “street” dialogue makes the characters as real as a “royal flush.” A Family Secret is a gritty sometime humorous story that keeps the reader wondering what will happen next.

You will meet all kinds of interesting characters in the book. People like Fat Lenny, Little Pussey and Eddie “the hat” Weisberg, who is more like somebody’s old grandfather than a “Jewish Gangster.” The main character, Goldy, is the essence of every young man’s dream. Handsome, rich and as cool as a winter night. And Bobby Cippolini, Goldy’s half brother, a careless, cocky young Italian who answers only to the face he sees in the mirror.

A Family Secret is a story about people as much as it is about gambling and the mob. It is a beguiling and sometime witty love story that keeps the reader in suspense until the very end.

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Absolutely outstanding book! I found myself immersed in the characters' lives because of the author's incredible attention to detail. The characters were very well developed and it incorporated aspects of business, the underworld, and family in a realistic portrayal of Mafia life. The plot kept me guessing... I couldn't put it down! Very highly recommended as it is now one of my favorite books!

- Stephanie Cohrac (Grand Rapids, MI)

This book was one of a kind. A real pageturner!! It really paints a perfect picture on how life really was back then. A must read!!

- A big fan, Jason Nissan

The story takes you through a realistic portrayal of what it was like to be a wise guy in South Philly. The story flows well and the characters are well developed to give the reader a visualization of the story. The author is currently unknown, but won't be after people get a copy of this book. A must read!

- Daniel Halpern (State College, PA)

I was pleased to read a story that was true to life.No phony characters or make-belive ":wise guys".The author knew what he was doing A great read.Can see this as a movie.

- Florida Mike "Mike the Man" (Florida)
 

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Contents

Chapter Fortyseven
263
Chapter Fortyeight
267
Chapter Fortynine
270
Chapter Fifty
274
Chapter Fiftyone
276
Chapter Fiftytwo
280
Chapter Fiftythree
286
Chapter Fiftyfour
293

Chapter Six
40
Chapter Seven
43
Chapter Eight
47
Chapter Nine
49
Chapter Ten
53
Chapter Eleven
55
Chapter Twelve
64
Chapter Thirteen
68
Chapter Fourteen
71
Chapter Fifteen
77
Chapter Sixteen
81
Chapter Seventeen
86
Chapter Eighteen
90
Chapter Nineteen
92
Chapter Twenty
104
Chapter Twentyone
107
Chapter Twentytwo
109
Chapter Twentythree
118
Chapter Twentyfour
126
Chapter Twentyfive
132
Chapter Twentysix
135
Chapter Twentyseven
144
Chapter Twentyeight
147
Chapter Twentynine
153
Chapter Thirty
160
Chapter Thirtyone
164
Chapter Thirtytwo
172
Chapter Thirtythree
183
Chapter Thirtyfour
189
Chapter Thirtyfive
197
Chapter Thirtysix
202
Chapter Thirtyseven
213
Chapter Thirtyeight
217
Chapter Thirtynine
220
Chapter Forty
227
Chapter Fortyone
229
Chapter Fortytwo
237
Chapter Fortythree
242
Chapter Fortyfour
246
Chapter Fortyfive
251
Chapter Fortysix
256
Chapter Fiftyfive
298
Chapter Fiftysix
304
Chapter Fiftyseven
309
Chapter Fiftyeight
314
Chapter Fiftynine
317
Chapter Sixty
321
Chapter Sixtyone
327
Chapter Sixtytwo
333
Chapter Sixtythree
336
Chapter Sixtyfour
342
Chapter Sixtyfive
347
Chapter Sixtysix
356
Chapter Sixtyseven
360
Chapter Sixtyeight
362
Chapter Sixtynine
366
Chapter Seventy
371
Chapter Seventyone
375
Chapter Seventytwo
379
Chapter Seventythree
383
Chapter Seventyfour
386
Chapter Seventyfive
392
Chapter Seventysix
395
Chapter Seventyseven
399
Chapter Seventyeight
403
Chapter Seventynine
405
Chapter Eighty
410
Chapter Eightyone
414
Chapter Eightytwo
419
Chapter Eightythree
420
Chapter Eightyfour
424
Chapter Eightyfive
427
Chapter Eightysix
429
Chapter Eightyseven
435
Chapter Eightyeight
443
Chapter Eightynine
448
Chapter Ninety
450
Chapter Ninetyone
459
Chapter Ninetytwo
462
Chapter Ninetythree
466
Chapter Ninetyfour
471
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