Snake Eyes

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AuthorHouse, 2005 - Fiction - 336 pages
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Small-time mobster Neil DiChristo is a happy-go-lucky bookmaker who prefers wine, women, and good food, not necessarily in that order, to any serious work or crime. One morning he is dragged out of his house by a team of FBI agents who have put together enough false information to throw him in prison for life and mark him as an informant to get him killed. All they want, they say, is for him to get close enough to a Russian operative to bring him down. It seems the only chink is the Russian's gambling habit, and DiChristo's credentials in that area give him the greatest chance of gaining the supposed spy's confidence. With no good option available, he reluctantly agrees.

From the opening page, Neil DiChristo is catapulted into a bizarre world of intrigue, murder, and more sex and romance than is healthy for anyone-where nothing is as it seems and his fate is beyond his control. All Neil wants is to be left alone.

Fat chance.

"Girard shines as a storyteller."
-Publisher's Weekly (about Blood of Our Fathers)

"Sex and romance, mobsters and spies. What more could a girl ask for?"
-Kim Delaney, actor, NYPD Blue (ABC TV)

"Sonny certainly knows all the players, and when it comes to this kind of book he's as good as anyone."
-James Caan, actor, The Godfather, Vegas (NBC TV)

"Girard captivates the reader. He is an accomplished storyteller."
-Literary Journal (about Blood of Our Fathers)

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About the author (2005)

Having spent his entire life as an active part of New York's organized crime, Girard was characterized by the New York Post as ."..a middle echelon member" of one of New York's five mob families. After a number of arrests he was eventually sentenced to three years in NY State prison as a result of being targeted by New York's Organized Crime Control Bureau and was later convicted of racketeering, under the RICO statute, by Rudolph Giuliani's office, and sentenced to seven years in federal prison. During that last term Girard became interested in writing. Along with another inmate who had sold a manuscript to a major publisher, Girard helped form a fiction writers' workshop. It was during that time that he completed his first novel, BLOOD OF OUR FATHERS, first published by Pocket/Simon & Schuster. He has gone on to publish a number of mob related books and can be contacted through his website:

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