Publisher: J.J. Diamanti
Publication Date: December 08, 2016
Binding: Kobo eBook
The serenity and majestic beauty of Lake Tahoe, in the early 1980’s, is shaken by the bombing of Harvey’s Casino, severely impacting the tourist driven economy. Pino, chef and owner of Giuseppe’s at the Lake, forms a close friendship with three powerful members of the regional crime family, ‘Mickey-O’ Maledetto, leader of the clan, ‘Bobby Salami’ Buzzoni, his top collector and ‘Bruto’ Furbone, the main enforcer. Captivated by Pino’s culinary magic and shared heritage, they request that he christen their pampered kids.
Although not involved in the antics and misadventures of his three cumpares, he is gradually drawn into their sphere of influence. A series of calamities, culminating in a horrific tragedy to the Maledetto family obliges Pino to assume his sacred duty as godfather. He is compelled to gratify a blood thirst inherited from the culture of vendetta he was born into. In doing so, he descended into the seventh circle of hell, the one that houses the violent against people and property.