The Consigliere, A Novel: A Mafia Lawyer's Quest to Choose Love Over Revenge

The Consigliere, A Novel: A Mafia Lawyer's Quest to Choose Love Over Revenge

by Donna Masotto

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692158098
Publisher: Donna Rullo
Publication date: 09/01/2018
Pages: 398
Sales rank: 393,777
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.89(d)

About the Author

Donna Masotto was born into an Italian-American family in the Sixties. As the middle child of eleven children, she became the consummate observer of human behavior; and hence, the family historian. Her writing is influenced by seeing first hand how the mafia infiltrated and threatened the lives of her family in Brooklyn, NY. Sure, she has a mafia connection, it sounds something like, "so-and-so was in so-and-so's wedding," that kind of thing, but it's far from a topic she'd be inclined to boast about. Ms. Masotto's viewpoint of the mafia is real, raw, and dirty, yet, true and bold. Her perspective provides readers an insider's view of life within the mafia that has never been told before. Crime isn't glamorized in her work--truth is.

Donna holds a Bachelor's Degree in Religious Studies and Human Services from California State University, Fullerton. She loves to research existential philosophy and the works of Thomas Merton, C.S. Lewis, and Viktor Frankl. She is a substitute teacher for San Diego Unified School District and for SD Diocesan schools. When not driving the back roads in Italy to collect ceramics for her import furniture business, she enjoys the San Diego area with her husband, John, three kids, and two Jack Russell terriers, Benny and Topaz. Most often you will find Donna teaching her six grandchildren the fantastic game of tennis at San Diego Tennis and Racquet Club.

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

PROLOGUE

PART ONE: BRIDGEPORT, CA

CHAPTER ONE: THE LIE

CHAPTER TWO: AN EMPTY SEAT AT THE TABLE

CHAPTER THREE: TEN QUESTIONS

CHAPTER FOUR: PANDORAS BOX

CHAPTER FIVE: THORNS

CHAPTER SIX: THE WRESTLER

PART TWO: FORDHAM and the LOWER EAST SIDE

CHAPTER SEVEN: FULL CIRCLES

CHAPTER EIGHT: A THESIS DISCERNED

CHAPTER NINE: AISLING’S EPITAPH

CHAPTER TEN: A TIME FOR PRUNING

CHAPTER ELEVEN: DINNER AT NOON

CHAPTER TWELVE: ANCORA IMPARO

PART THREE: BROOKLYN

CHAPTER THIRTEEN: A VOICE ON THE TURNTABLE

CHAPTER FOURTEEN: LIPSTICK ON MY COLLAR

CHAPTER FIFTEEN: ILLUSIONS UNVEILED

CHAPTER SIXTEEN: A WHORE IN A BUSINESS SUIT

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN: A ROUND OF DRAW POKER

CHAPTER EIGHTEEN: THE LITTLE BROTHER

CHAPTER NINETEEN: ACCEDENTAL GANGSTERS

PART FOUR: IRELAND

CHAPTER TWENTY: A GENIE IN A BOTTLE

CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE: FRIED EGG SANDWICHES

CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO: A POETRY LESSON

CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE: A HOOLIGAN DRIVING CAP

CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR: CALL ME UNCLE DECLAN

CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE: BUTTER ON A DINNER ROLL

CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX: BLACK HOLES IN THE SKY

CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN: AISLING’S CODE

CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT: CLARITY IN THE CHAOS

CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE: A SEAFARER ON THE CELTIC SEA

CHAPTER THIRTY: EPONA – THE CELTIC GODESS

CHAPTER THIRTY-ONE: WHISPERS NEAR THE WELL

CHAPTER THIRTY-TWO: A PRAYER OVER THE CLIFFS OF MOHAR

CHAPTER THIRTY-THREE: SOFIA’S TRUTH

AUTHOR’S NOTE

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

A READER’S GUIDE

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