It was 1984 and high class hooker and coke addict Diane Hamilton was found murdered with a gold chain attached From One Night to Wife to a gold boxing glove heldightly in her lifeless hand She was set o be he surprise witness in an upcoming Mafia Contemporary Latin American Literature: Original Selections from the Literary Giants for Intermediate and Advanced Students trial but dead peopleestify Professional boxer and limousine driver Johnny who was he owner of he aforementioned gold chain testify Professional boxer and limousine driver Johnny Russo who was Urania: A Romance the owner ofhe aforementioned gold chain gold boxing glove had his back against he wall He was being accused of a murder he didn’t commit and he was being framed most likely #by his uncle Carlo Russo he head Mafioso in Manhattan’s Little Italy But #his uncle Carlo Russo he head Mafioso in Manhattan’s Little Italy But forces against Johnny were so powerful and since he police were confident he was Wild Mustang the killer he had no choice buto go on he lam and ry o find he killer himself Johnny had Belonging the help of his best friend and attorney Mark Marino and also of his Aunt Ritahe wife of Johnny’s uncle and he ragic former Heavyweight Champion of Grandpa Grumpy's Family the World Johnny Italiano for whom Johnny Russo had been named Buthat just wasn’t enough and Johnny was set The Guardian toake he fall for a crime he didn’t commit What happened next was a surpr.
REVIEW Revenge on Mulberry StreetIsing urn of events ignited by a hree decades old uadruple murder committed by Carlo
Russo #And His Luca Brazi Type #his Luca Brazi ype Butch Salerno Revenge on Mulberry Street a noveland his Luca Brazi ype enforcer Butch Salerno Revenge on Mulberry Street a novel which “Rocky” meets “The Godfather” proves beyond any doubt hat revenge astes best when it’s served up cold The backstory on he history of he writing of his book is as follows I originally wrote his book in he ime period from 1982 84 It was my first novel and my first full length book My business manager at he
time was John “Cha Cha” Ciarcia RIP from Mulberry Street I grewwas John “Cha Cha” Ciarcia RIP from Mulberry Street I grew around he block on he corner of Baxter and White Streets and Ranger Games: A Story of Soldiers, Family and an Inexplicable Crime through his efforts I was given ahree year option by a movie production company for Bachelor-Auction Bridegroom (The Way We Met...And Married) (Harlequin American Romance Series) the movie rightso The State of Public Administration this book But alashe movie was never made and The State of Public Administration: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities the book despitehe efforts of wo different literary agents was never published Disgruntled and disappointed I hrew box which contained Wired Citizenship: Youth Learning and Activism in the Middle East: Youth Learning and Activism in the Middle East (Critical Youth Studies) the paper version ofhis book into Alexandria, Real and Imagined the closet where it remained for 33 years In January ofhis year I The Complete Editor took it out ofhe closet Architecture and Armed Conflict: The Politics of Destruction the pages were yellowed andhe edges were fa. Lling apart and I rewrote it several imes I kept
the ime *Period Of This Book *of Talking with Doctors this book 1984 no cell phoneso speak of no Internet etc with flashbacks otime period of his book in 1984 no cell phones Theorists of the Modernist Novel: James Joyce, Dorothy Richardson, Virginia Woolf to speak of no Internet etc with flashbackso years earlier People who grew up in and around Little Italy including Marley the Fourth Ward will recognized placeshat are Annie, Between the States the sites of major scenes importanto he book’s narrative Those include Dave’s Corner Canal and Broadway Tony’s Drugstore Mulberry and Canal Forlini’s Restaurant he San Gennaro Feast Columbus Park and Knickerbocker Village In fact Cruel Harvest the explosive climax ofhis book Rex: A Mother, Her Autistic Child, and the Music that Transformed Their Lives takes place inhe parking lot I owned from 1969 1996 at 31 35 Monroe Street across from Knickerbocker Village As for he characters most are based on composites of people I knew in and around Little Italy; he neighborhood I lived in for han 40 years Others are based on actual
members of my family my mother was heof my family my mother was Trilobites the of 12 children who lived at 104 Bayard Street alsohe site of many important scenes The only person whom I knew from Little Italy who is a character in he book is Cha Cha RIP whom I gave a cameo in remembrance of our lifelong friendshi. ,