Take a walk on the Darkside of life. Feel it! Smell it! Taste it! A tale of the evolution of Frankie Fiore, from a young man working in his father’s shoe store, to a hoodlum working the streets of New York. Recruited by the local mob boss to do collections, Frankie successfully climbs the crime ladder until the day his partner steals the boss’ money. Frankie and his partner then become the subjects of a contract put out on their lives.
The city council fired him! They said Trupenny was washed up! “Too old— too soft — too slow to continue as sheriff.” Or so they thought!
In this wild west tale of treachery, prejudice, and redemption, Russ Trupenny fights back against his detractors by proving his worth. He confronts marauding, killer Indians, neutralizes a local gang and it’s leader and exposes a klan leader and the members guilty of prejudicial race murders. In his spare time, he referees a biracial love affair between his young friend Orville and Lucy Ann, daughter of his good friend Cecelia Carter.
Resuming his life after prison, Frankie Fiore is unaware of the good and evil forces working diametrically behind the scenes. The good, seeking to enrich him. The evil, plotting to kill him. He doesn’t know it yet, but shortly he will either be rich or he will be dead — or both.
After Contract Pending the novel, the story continues…
Bajan is a happy little bird who finds himself in big trouble when he disobeys his mother and finds himself on the unexpected adventure of his life. This charming story emphasizes several important lessons to children from three to six years of age. It is a wonderful bedtime story that can be told over and over again by parents and grandparents.