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Murder Has Consequences
     

Murder Has Consequences

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by Giacomo Giammatteo
 

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It's easy to give your life for someone you love. It's much harder to kill for them.
~Nicky Fusco

For a select few people, friendship lasts forever. Nicky Fusco and Frankie Donovan were friends like that, but that was years ago. Now Frankie's a detective in Brooklyn's Homicide department, and Nicky is a reformed hit man. But when Frankie gets in trouble--and

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It's easy to give your life for someone you love. It's much harder to kill for them.
~Nicky Fusco

For a select few people, friendship lasts forever. Nicky Fusco and Frankie Donovan were friends like that, but that was years ago. Now Frankie's a detective in Brooklyn's Homicide department, and Nicky is a reformed hit man. But when Frankie gets in trouble--and the law can't help him--he turns to Nicky.

The problem is that Nicky promised his family, and God, that he'd go straight.

Editorial Reviews

http://seeleyjamesreviews.booktrib.com - Seeley James
Giammatteo's characters bring his stories to life. He starts with familiar events then eases you into their personal lives and struggles.

With the patience of a seasoned writer, he then turns up the heat, adding roadblocks and danger. When you reach the conclusion, you are fully engaged with the characters. It is this understanding that heightens your sense of danger and creates the thrilling ending you didn't expect.

A MUST READ for anyone who loves mysteries and thrillers.
IndieReader - Kat Toland
MURDER HAS CONSEQUENCES is a violent thriller, but has a seamless feel that makes it a smooth and addictive read.

It is a story of two childhood friends with a history of violence that reunite in tragedy after very divergent life choices.�They, and everyone close to them, learn that sometimes even righteous actions taken in the name of friendship, family and true redemption have dire and unknowable consequences.�
~ Reviewed by Kat Toland for IndieReader.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780985030261
Publisher:
Inferno Publishing Company
Publication date:
05/21/2013
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.85(d)

Meet the Author

Giacomo Giammatteo is the bestselling author of Murder Takes Time and A Bullet For Carlos. He lives in Texas, where he and his wife run an animal sanctuary and take care of 45 loving rescues. By day, he works as a headhunter in the medical device industry, and at night, he writes.

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Murder Has Consequences 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
JackieBCentralTexasJB More than 1 year ago
Exceptional! Read on May 29, 2013 BOOK SYNOPSIS For a select few people, friendship lasts forever. Nicky Fusco and Frankie Donovan were friends like that, but that was years ago. Now Frankie’s a detective in Brooklyn’s Homicide department, and Nicky is a reformed hit man. But when Frankie gets in trouble—and the law can’t help him—he turns to Nicky.  The problem is that Nicky promised his family, and God, that he’d go straight. My Thoughts What can be said about a book that you totally cannot put down but that it was a fantastic reading experience that you were sad to end! After enjoying book one in this series it was with great joy and anticipation that I cracked open the digital pages on this second book in the Friendship and Honor series, it truly gave me everything a reader can hope for with characters you have grown to enjoy spending time with and a crime drama scenario that just chills you through and through as it played out. It is honestly safe to say that my love of the murder mystery thriller genre has been restored by the author as this is the third book of his that I have enjoyed and for sure it will not be the last! We were first introduced in Murder Takes Time to the characters of "Bugs" Frankie Donovan who is a Brooklyn Homicide Detective and his childhood friend Nicky "The Rat" Fusco who did ten years in prison for murder and is now working hard at a job in construction to support his wife and teenage daughter. Frankie comes home to Wilmington Delaware to bury his father while his partner in Brooklyn,Lou, continues to work on the murder case that Frankie was in the middle of when he left New York. This story is once again very brutally graphic in it's descriptions of the murder victims, the vicious acts that the murderer commits against his victims and the overall feeling in the book is one of spine chilling horror at times that someone could possibly be so unfeeling and cruel to his fellow man. That being said there is nothing that does not elevate the suspense and the overwhelming hope that Frankie and his fellow Homicide officers will quickly bring the killer to justice as soon as possible! There is also the murder of his brother-in-law that takes place while Frankie is in Wilmington to bury his father, a murder that the local police officer in charge of the case seems determined to pin on Frankie. This brings Nicky into the picture when Frankie asks for his help to find out who the real killer is, this also leads to Nicky facing a very hard decision as to whether his lifelong friendship with "Bugs" is worth compromising his promises to his family that he would never go down the criminal path again. There is nothing like the bonds of true friendship based on honor and trust after many years of facing the hard knocks that life throws at you, the world would be such a better place if more of us could find such friends and keep them closely nurtured. This second book in the series explores many facets of right, wrong and gray that we all have to muddle through when walking the road that life puts us on. Sometimes that road is rocky and for Frankie and Nicky also full of potholes which the author somehow manages to help them navigate in ways that will wring tears of sympathy from you for both of them. The pace of the book is so smooth that you do not realize just how far into the story you are until you look at the page or in case of digital reader the percentage that you are on in the book, it just keeps you in your seat as page after page flies by! You can bet for sure that when third book Murder Takes Patience releases it will be read ASAP! [Personal Kindle copy purchased by myself when book released in February of 2013 to read for pleasure.]
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought the first in the series for $.99. It was an exciting, well written story and now I'm hooked on reading the series. Has character relationship development and background, if the series is read in order, but easily enjoyed as a stand alone book.
nancyg1NG More than 1 year ago
While I was able to get through the whole book, I found this to be a rather lame story.  It seems as though one of the main characters  has been a murderer throughout two books now and, for some reason, he always seems to walk away unscathed.  By the time I finished  this book, I felt the author had stretched the imagination a bit too far by letting the murderer off yet again.  Also, I felt the plot was one that has been so hashed over; i.e., drugs, gangs, murder.  Same old, same old...The first book, "Finding Family"  was much better.
PegGlover More than 1 year ago
Murder Has Consequences is the second book in Giacomo Giammatteo’s thriller crime series, Friendship and Honor.  It takes place on two fronts, Brooklyn, NY and Wilmington, Delaware.  The minute New York Detective Frankie “Bugs” Donovan  heard of his father’s death,  he headed out to his old neighborhood in Delaware. Frankie arranged for his father’s burial and supported his sister and mother the best he knew how.  But it really burned him that his good-for-nothing brother-in-law, Bobby, was out in some bar getting wasted, instead of at home comforting his wife Donna (Frankie’s sister). Frankie found his brother-in-law on a barstool, hunched over, drunk and running his mouth.  Frankie tried to reason with him, but whenever Bobby called his sister and mother a whore Frankie lost it.  He exploded in anger and in a burst of rage beat his lowlife brother-in-law almost to death.   Frankie swore, however, that Bobby was still alive when he left him on that bloodstained barroom floor, passed out. Nicky “Rat” from the old neighborhood (an ex-con and Frankie’s best friend) was trying to clean up his life.  He had married  his childhood love, Angela.  Although Angela’s daughter, Rosa, belonged to his deceased “Benedict Arnold” friend, Tony, Nicky was raising Rosa as his own child.  Nicky promised  Angela and God  that his days killing people were over.  He made a vow to be a respectable working family man from that point on. Nicky tried to honor this vow, but when his friend Frankie “Bugs” was being framed for murder, and innocent children were becoming victims of violence he just couldn’t stand by and do nothing. Nicky hated it when he lied to Angela.  But how could he possibly tell the love of his life, a good Catholic woman, that he wasn’t  done killing yet?  However, God, was another story.  God  knew exactly how Nicky would react when he saw children and “Bugs” getting hurt.  God could have stopped it from happening, but he didn’t.  So Nicky did what he had to do to protect the innocent, and he was depending on God to do His part and forgive him his sins, every Saturday during confession. Nicky really hoped that God was onboard with this plan because some people just needed killing. When Frankie’s brother-in-law was found dead, Frankie became the prime suspect, and according to Delaware Detective Morelli, the only suspect. But when an unknown serial killer was carving people into pieces in Brooklyn, NY, Frankie was called back to work.  He asked his best friend Nicky if he could help to clear his name.  Nicky laughed at the irony of it.   Big bad Nicky “Rat” the “Psycho” who was well known for his brutal killings, was going to play the good detective.  Of course, he would do it.  He would do anything for “Bugs”. Murder Has Consequences is a multilayered, complex thriller that kept me turning the pages.  I absolutely loved the hysterical banter between the detectives. And even though I was cringing from the vivid, violent scenes, I couldn’t put the book down.  I did have some difficulty with the exploitation and abuse of women, however.  So be warned, Giacomo Giammatteo’s writing is so clear and  authentic that the reader  won’t be able to help but feel part of the story. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys fast paced, realistic crime novels without the fluff.  Giacomo Giammatteo’s writing grabs the reader from the first page and doesn’t let go until the end.
Japurol More than 1 year ago
Not everybody will enjoy reading story, however it is well written and adheres to the facts in the street.......
franFDG More than 1 year ago
Loved reading this book. It kept me glued to the pages to see what happens next. Never a boring moment. I have read all three of his "Murder" books. You won't be sorry if you get this one!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I finished this and now the only down fall is I have to wait for 'murder takes patience'. Props to GG so much detail, you basically learn the wonderful characters! Kudos!
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rgleason More than 1 year ago
I am TOTALLY hooked on this author! I usually read MUCH tamer books..I prefer comedy but this series grabbed me and STILL has not let me go! I have enjoyed everything I have read by this guy!! He surely takes you on a ride.
pitypalaty More than 1 year ago
Unreadable. I quit it after 30 pages.
otterly More than 1 year ago
Any book which begins with an animal being tortured and killed is not one that will read.
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ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Kim Anisi for Readers' Favorite Murder Has Consequences (Friendship & Honor, Book 2) by Giacomo Giammatteo is another excellent book by a very interesting mystery writer. I usually don't even read mysteries, yet this is the third book of the same author I've read! In this novel, you follow two friends Nick and Donovan - one a man who has quite a questionable past, the other a good cop, or at least trying to be as good a cop as possible. When Donnie's father dies, he travels back home but a funeral is not his only problem. His sister's husband is killed and the local police want to pin it on Donnie. Donnie has to go back because a murder has to be solved and it looks like a crazy serial murderer is on the loose. Or maybe even two. Nick promises - a bit unwillingly - to clear Donnie's name and find out what really happened. Finding the truth and finding a murderer are both quite risky undertakings and not everyone might make it out alive... If you enjoy mystery books, then Murder Has Consequences and all other books by the same author would be worth a look. However, I would recommend you to start with either the "Blood flows South" series or the Gino Cataldi series because they are just excellent and I enjoyed them a bit more than this particular book. Murder has Consequences was very well written and interesting but a tiny little bit less exciting than other Giacomo Giammatteo novels. Nevertheless, it is one of the books that you can finish in two or three sittings because you simply like to get to the conclusion to see how things play out.
JerseyGirlBookReviews More than 1 year ago
In the second book of the Friendship & Honor Series, Murder Has Consequences, the riveting story about childhood friends, mobster Nicky Fusco and Brooklyn Homocide Detective Frankie Donovan, continues where it left off in Murder Takes Time. Author Giacomo Giammatteo once again weaves a fast-paced and gritty no-holds barred murder mystery thriller that captivates the reader's attention as Nicky and Frankie are reunited under the bonds of friendship and honor. Frankie is on the hunt for a brutal serial killer in Brooklyn with his new partner. But when his brother-in-law is killed in Wilmington, Delaware, Frankie becomes the prime suspect in his brother-in-law's murder, so he turns to Nicky for help in finding the person who is trying to frame him. Nicky has turned over a new leaf, the reformed hit man has promised his wife, family and God that he would lead a straight life. But when Frankie asks for his help, Nicky is torn between keeping his promise to his family and helping his best friend ... for the bonds of friendship and honor are strong ... but are they unbreakable? Just like in Murder Takes Time, Murder Has Consequences is the continuation of a thrilling multidimensional story of love, family, friendship, honor, loyalty and murder. It has intriguing layers cleverly interwoven together with non-stop action, drama, tension, suspense, and unexpected twists and turns, that keeps the reader riveted to their seat and turning the pages. You can't help but get drawn into Nicky and Frankie's complex story as their bond of friendship is tested with dark and realistic consequences. The story has a cast of characters who are realistic and complex; with explicit dialogues and interactions. The storyline flows smoothly and engages the reader with its richly vivid and very graphic details and descriptions of ruthless murder scenes, crime investigations, acts of friendship and costly revenge and justice. Murder Has Consequences is a chilling and suspenseful crime novel that takes the reader on one hell of a thrilling roller coaster ride. The Friends & Honor Series is a must read, you won't be disappointed.
MissBethBC More than 1 year ago
Giammatteo presented the reader with a polished and masterful mystery.   Who killed Bobby Campisi the night of Frankie Donovan's father's wake?    And that's a question for only one of the mysteries needing to be solved in this mystery!  Detective Jimmy Borelli had Frankie Donovan in his sights as Campisi's murderer and told him not to leave town.   But since Frankie was a cop with Boston PD, he was needed in Boston to help on a diabolical case. The storyline moved quickly, encompassing both the Wilmington murder and the Boston murders in this fast paced mystery read.    Again Giamatteo captured the essence of the Italian culture and community with his story of family, love, grief, greed and reaching out within the community, taking care of their own.  Nicky Fusco and Frankie Donovan went way back --friends from childhood.   Each had taken a different path, Nicky as a hit man and Frankie as a police Detective.    Their childhood bonds of friendship would last a lifetime, be that for the good or the not so good. I read all but a few pages in one sitting and found nothing to criticize .   The warnings above indeed need to be cautioned.   There was definitely strong language, graphic violence, and explicit sexual scenes, so definitely what I'd call an adult read.   The book encompassed dual mysteries in two different cities with somewhat shocking resolutions.   I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and look forward to more from this excellent mystery author! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book not only has some bad language, in just the first couple chapters it has a very horrific, bloody, gory murder. I am not going to finish it and am deleting it from my library.
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Really enjoyable, loved the characters and the story
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I just loved the book i loved Nickey and his friend Frankie. I can't wait to read the books i got by him.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down and now i can't wait for the next one to come out!
FigureOfSpeech More than 1 year ago
Warning: I'm about to do some gushing. I simply adore Nicky 'The Rat' Fusco and his family, Frankie 'Bugs' Donavon and his cop partners, and Giacomo Giammatteo's writing. I just do.  Nicky is such a complex character. On the surface he comes across as a little simple, but he's really quite sharp. He tries to pass himself off as no threat, but he's actually one seriously dangerous man. On one hand he seems a little naive about his reputation (and in general), but he's actually more than aware of it and wiling to use it to his advantage. He's not afraid of anyone...anyone but his wife. He'd do just about anything to stay on her sweet side. He's a straight up cold killer, but also a dedicated Catholic and amazingly sweet in his own way. He's willing to go to great lengths to commit acts of heroism, (despite being a remorseless killer/torturer) but is also completely unwilling to seek any accolades for them--denying them even. He thoughtlessly uses outdated and even derogatory racial terms (Mick, Dago, etc), but doesn't seem to actually be a racist. He happily befriends people that the territorial disputes say he should avoid. He's a walking contradiction and I'm a little in love with him.  You don't get to know Frankie quite as well, since you only get a 3rd person POV for him, but he has more than a few contradictions of his own. He's a good New York homicide detective who grew up among The Connected of Little Italy and still has more than a few lasting connections. This causes him more than one moral conflict. Frankie grows the most in this book though and he provides some of the most human emotions.  Giammatteo's writing is worthy of about as much praise as I could throw at it. It's smooth and unhurried. He seems to be a master of creating atmosphere and emotions with very little. The way Nicky's narrative always includes what streets he takes to get somewhere (seemingly pointless information) gives a very clear indication of how important the city and his connection to it is to him. His frequent side notes of what Angela made for dinner is a strong reminder of how the familiar dishes stir his most pleasant memories, further reinforcing the importance of his connection to the town and people in it. But my absolute favourite is all the small ways he reminds himself how much he loves his wife and why. She is his light, his anchor, and seeing a man who is otherwise quite cold willing to openly express his affection is really evocative.  I was a little disappointed that the antagonist was, among others things, a sexual predator. The subject matter was as tastefully handled as such things can be, but the older I get the more aware I become of how often such themes show up in fiction and the less forgiving of it I become. But this is a personal preference kind of remark and one of very few complaints about the book.  I wouldn't say it was necessary to have read the first book, but it would probably help. Events from [[ASIN:B007UNJJYI Murder Takes Time]] are referenced and some of the character descriptions are pretty light, since you're expected to know who these people are and how they relate to one another. Both books are well worth reading though. I have much the same thought every time I finish one of Giammatteo's books. (Well, thoughts if you count how perfect I think his name is for someone writing fiction based in and around Little Italy. I hope it's real, but I don't know.) Reading the Friendship and Honour series makes me regret giving some other books five stars. It's just on such a higher plain of awesomeness. The afterward says that there will be a third on out next year. Given the ending of this one I have a pretty good guess what it will be about. I can't wait! I really just can't wait.