Author – John Leonard
Genre – Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
252 Amazon Pages
Rating 5 stars out of 5 Posted 2/10/2017
8 - 2017
Tony Tucci – 60, small time hood until he saves the life of a rising Mafia boss.
Mario Conti – 78, Mafia Don who befriended Tony.
Maria Conti – 58, Mario’s wife.
Dante Conti – 36, Mario and Maria’s son, a real obnoxious bum.
Jake Crowley – 42, Special Agent, Homeland Security.
Tony Tucci is a close associate of mob boss Mario Conti, but he is not a made man in the Italian mob. Mario’s health is failing and he depends on Tony for advice. Mario has taken control of his legitimate construction company away from Tony and put his hot headed, corrupt son Dante in charge. Dante is a throwback to the 1920s Mafiosos who blatantly broke the law, made many enemies, lived larger than life, and killed anyone in their way.
Years before, Tony was severely injured when he saved Mario from an ambush. He walks with a gimpy leg and has been relegated to the position of family driver.
Tony learns of a plot Dante is involved in to steal stinger missiles from an Army Armory and sell them through a middle man to the head of a Mexican drug cartel.
Suspicion causes Tony to get involved and almost cost him his life after the true buyers are identified.
The plot of Tony Tucci is compelling, and we learn that Tony is respected by the people around him because he is honest and compassionate. He solves problems for people he barely knows with subtle pressure because it’s the right thing to do. He is not a violent man by nature.
The editing, sentence structure, and character development are good to very good.
Details and research are good
The plot is involved and covers a lot of ground.
The writing style is complex and intense.
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