Blood of Our Fathers: A Novel of Love and the Mafia
With razor-sharp honesty, Sonny Girard, an ex-mobster himself, tells the story of "Mickey Boy" Messina, just paroled from prison for a crime he didn't commit, and in love with his brother's ex-girlfriend, Laurel, a complication on his road to becoming a "made man" in the Calabra Crime Family. Mickey Boy's mother, Connie, carries a secret of an affair that could cost her son his life. Chrissy Augusta, a top mobster's teenage daughter, walks a dangerous tightrope with a secret lover from another Cosa Nostra family. All three affairs collide with tragic results in the midst of a bloody mob war.
From Little Italy social clubs to mob bedrooms, Blood of Our Fathers is a tale of intimacy, loyalty and betrayal in the underworld-an underworld caught up in a war that threatens the life of everyone associated with it. Three love stories in a mob setting rather than a mob story, Blood of Our Fathers portrays family secrets, authentic organized crime politics, and bloodshed that crackles with vivid detail.
"Girard shines as a storyteller [he has an] authoritative grasp of the Mafia's inner workings" - Publishers Weekly
"This story is not just for guys. It's like Jackie Collins meets Mario Puzo. I loved it." -Katherine Narducci, Sopranos & A Bronx Tale
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BLOOD OF OUR FATHERSUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Entertaining Mafia reprise, written by the pseudonymous Girard while serving a seven-year prison sentence for racketeering. Like Girard, his hero Mickey Boy Messina is out on parole after servingin ... Read full review
Blood of our fathersUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Jailed for something he did not do, Mickey Boy Messina, an associate of the Calabra crime family in New York City, is paroled after six years and must put his life back together. He is caught between ... Read full review