Churchgoer and family man George Mancuso doesn't want to be a killer. But he's unemployed, despondent, and desperate. When his boyhood friend, now Mafia capo, Big Nick Lombardi, offers to take him on as a hitman, George realizes that it's the best deal he can get. All George has to do is pick up the gun and prove to himself that he has the guts for the job. Though the cold steel of the gun gives George a strength and confidence he never had, he's still not sure he can use it. Until he spots Jack Warren, the lying, deceitful boss who ruined his life. Fate has obviously handed George his first victim….
Spend the day with George Mancuso. It may change your life as well as his!
THE HITMAN OF AVENUE U—an unforgettable story of betrayal, revenge, and redemption!
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About the Author
Hy Brett was a librarian and feature writer at the New York Post until he left to become a fiction editor and freelance author. His articles and humor have appeared in such diverse publications as The New England Journal of Medicine and True Confessions. PROMISES TO KEEP, the critically acclaimed mystery novel he wrote with his wife,Barbara,was a Mystery Guild main selection. His quotation anthology, HOW TO SURVIVE THE NEW MILLENNIUM: Recycled Wisdom for an Age of Diminished Expectations, was hailed by critics as "an indispensable book for the Anxious Class," and as an "inspirational" aid by John A. Koskinen, Chair of President Clinton's Council on Year 2000 Conversion. THE ULTIMATE NEW YORK CITY TRIVIA is Hy's love letter to his home town. Mayor Rudolph Giuliani was so impressed with it that he had excepts featured on New York City's Centennial Web site. Hy also co-authored A BOOK OF LOVE FOR MY SON with H. Jackson Brown, who wrote the perennial bestseller LIFE'S LITTLE INSTRUCTION BOOK.