Ascension [NOOK Book]

Overview

Alfonzo Diaz is a young Latino who has ascended to Capo of the Palazzo family. He must gain respect from the International Board of Directors, also known as the I.B.D, a ruthless crime syndicate founded by his grandfather who view the young American as an outsider unfamiliar with tradition or the Italian way. There's a traitor in the ranks and with a corrupt FBI agent on his tail, an undercover cop in his midst, the power struggle begins.
The fight for power becomes a ...
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Ascension

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Overview

Alfonzo Diaz is a young Latino who has ascended to Capo of the Palazzo family. He must gain respect from the International Board of Directors, also known as the I.B.D, a ruthless crime syndicate founded by his grandfather who view the young American as an outsider unfamiliar with tradition or the Italian way. There's a traitor in the ranks and with a corrupt FBI agent on his tail, an undercover cop in his midst, the power struggle begins.
The fight for power becomes a high-stake game of survival when the FBI close in. Alfonzo's arrested and charged under the RICO statute. Denied bail and locked up in a Manhattan Correctional Facility is the last place Alfonzo wants to be when he's informed there's a contract out on his life. He must defend himself against a jail-house assassin and worry about his wife who has embarked on a bloody quest for vengeance. The deadly tug of war for ultimate power and title of Capo Crimini can have but one victor!
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Editorial Reviews

Harlem, NY - Celeste R.
"This was an exciting and hot book. I read in a few hours and knew it was good when I didn't want to stop reading and ignored everybody until I was finished. I wasn't disappointed and look forward to reading the rest of the series, it was that good."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015848076
  • Publisher: S.W. Frank
  • Publication date: 11/13/2012
  • Series: Alfonzo , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 210,174
  • File size: 572 KB

Meet the Author

S. W. Frank resides in Queens, NY with her family and a precocious mal-shi. Art and writing have been quiet joys for the author for many years. Her most popular works is the Alfonzo series which was voted in Goodreads as one of the Best Multicultural Mob Romances and Interracial Romance's for 2012. Other notable recognition are 'Break Out Author 2012,' by B.R.A.B and nominee of the Urban Book Source 'Emerging Authors 50 States,' in 2012.

The author states, "Life is the nourishment and inspiration for my writer's soul. To the wonderful readers who have enjoyed the novels and to those who continue to inadvertently touch me along my literary journey and support my endeavors, a humble thank you...for the love and kind words."
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  • Posted November 16, 2012

    Extra Extra Read All About It!

    If you have read volume 1 I know there is not need to convince you for volume 2! Drama, action, mayhem, murder, love and lust...oh my! Each book I read, I am like it can not get any better and yet it always does. Completely Addict, Al's world is my joyride and I do not want to get off. Volume II gave us insight into Al's transition and what is expected of him. It also had me smh because them Italians got secrets on top of secrets that keep you wanting more! This series does not disappoint. SW Frank the author is trying to place Al and the familia on a shelf to finish some other works.....Nooooooo! I support the other works; but I need a multi-tasking of novels so Al doesn't leave us. Soooooo, I am asking "YOU" as a fan to go to her Facebook (SWFrank one word) page and send her a message, post on her wall, inbox her, like her page, and most importantly tell her don't put Al on the shelf!!!! I'm team Al all day everyday! Happy reading...

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2013

       Worth More than the $3.99! I spend more money on coffee an


       Worth More than the $3.99!


    I spend more money on coffee and when I'm done drinking it, I'm done. A good book leaves an impression and this series always has me thinking about something. The book pulled me in from page one. From the descriptions to the well-written plots I can't say anything but good about Al. The relationships of the major players are well-developed. I love how Alfonzo is written with a believability that is missing in many other books I've read. I'm glad he doesn't have a retchet wife 'stereotype' . There's a lot of redeeming qualities in this family and that's what has me drawn in more. I like th epeople. S.W does a wonderful job. 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2013

    Another wonderful addition to the Alfonzo story. The entire book

    Another wonderful addition to the Alfonzo story. The entire book from page one to the end was gripping and real. The characters come alive and have distinct voices that are easily to follow. I love the multidimensional characters and storyline that tackles real life issues. Alfonzo goes through issues that are so believable that I forget this is fiction. That's why I love the books, they're written so smart  and nicely blended with entertainment. 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2013

    Just ok...buy only if your paying 5$ or less

    Man oh man the author is all over the place. I have to keep going back to remember who's who. Different names for the same characters ; makes it confusing! Especially when the author doesn't write in a way that is seamless and organic. The book needed better flow and much more editing.

    On a positive note: I still love Selange and Alfonzo. The intimate scences are well written but not enough to overlook all the wrong.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted March 22, 2013

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