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"A plot that keeps the reader as uncertain as the characters. A read that can go on for hours or just a few minutes to be continued later. The characters and places were all 3 dimensional. I recommend highly."

"Gripping story, pulled me in and didn't let me go. I couldn't put it down."

"This is a homerun hit! It reads like a movie but captures inner thoughts of the characters that movies often miss. Fast paced, leaves you wanting more."

Available in Paperback, Kindle, and Audible!


Growing up the son of Philadelphia’s most notorious mob boss, Nick had two choices:

Sell his soul or flee. It seemed like a lose-lose.


Dr. Nick Carlotti, a self-centered but gifted plastic surgeon refused to follow in his father’s ruthless footsteps. For eighteen years he remains unscathed by his family’s dark legacy but when his mother dies in a suspicious fiery car crash, he has no choice but to confront the beast head on. An hour before the accident, witnesses observe Liza Carlotti conversing with state senator Lloyd Mays, an odd meeting given Mays’ previous efforts to take down the mob. 

Detective Maurice Rawls, a zealous Philadelphia detective uncovers strange connections between Senator Mays, a missing lounge singer, a dead prostitute, and Nick’s mother. On separate but converging paths, Nick and Rawls race to seek the truth.


But the truth can get you killed.

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David Dalrymple
Surgeon, Wildlife Photographer, and Author


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