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  • “Check mate,” I say.
    “Max Anders, World champion,” Philadelphia mob boss Adamo Gattuccio says. “Do you think you’re that much better than me?”
    “It’s true, I’m certain of that.”
    Gattuccio is a seasoned chess player who hates losing. Tonight, something more bothers him, as if we’re in a bullring, he the bull pawing the ground, snorting, circling me, the Matador, anxious to escape. i take his hand in both og mine
    “Something wrong, Adamo?”
    “I’ve been going over the last six months bank deposites,” Gattuccio says. “My cash flow from protection payments is down by forty percent lately. You keep the books; handle my money. Explain the loss before I come up with my own conclusion as to what’s going on. I’d not like to have to hire a new bookkeeper.”
    “I record and deposit every cent your enforcers bring me.”
    A threatening smile comes to Gattuccio’s face. He pulls his gun from a body holster and opens the, chamber, counts the bullets and lays the pistol on the chessboard. The next morning, 3:00am. I and my father, mob lawyer, are awakened by banging on their front door, and the sound of something heavy dropped on the veranda. Armed, with a twelve gauge shotgun, Father and I cautiously sneak downstairs, investigate, and discover the mutilated body of a Federal agent, dumped on the front porch of their Victorian mansion in Chestnut Hill, Phildelphia. The government has subpoenaed Max to testify against Adamo Gattuccio, Philadelphia mafia boss. Gattuccio fears Max’s testimony will send him to prison and puts a hit out on Max which he forewarns by ordering a Federal agent’s body dumped on Max's porch. Later the same day, the following scene plays out in D.A. Kennedy's office where a strained conflict between Max, the D.A., and Federal Agency boss, Nick Xenos. To protect Max from the mafia hit, they kidnap him on the spot and sequester him in witness protection in upstate New York. There, fourteen-year-old Galena Baldwin falls insanely in love with Max. She’s intent on spending her life with him, and will stop at nothing to achieve her quest. Later, she is brutally raped in an alley behind a 1928 speakeasy where she expects to meet Max but instead, is surprised by the sax player, in Max’s band, Steve. Galena chooses not to reveal the rape to Max, and accusing him of getting her pregnant, blackmails him, threatening to report him to authorities for sexual child abuse. Max sees the possibility of ugly complications and marries her, saying, “For the sake of the child, I will marry you but forever despise you.”
    Mafia hit men continue to hunt for Max. Later, in 1947, he joins the Navy, is captured and interred in a POW camp in Northern Japan and released at the end of the war. Meanwhile, Galena wallows in her alcoholic near-death experiences in NY City. Son, Erik, who grows up gay, is drafted and sent to fight Korea. He becomes an officer and is wounded and sent to Japan where he later finds Max, living in Tokyo. He decides to punish Galena for the manner in which she treated Max and himself, as her son of a rape, and brings her to Tokyo for reconciliation. There, the Mafia catches up with Max and. Galena is robbed of her romantic reunion with him. When all the characters meet at Max’s home, they find him stabbed to death, depriving Galena of her romantic reunion with him, MARION, Galena’s lifelong friend exposes herself as a male who impregnated Galena while she was passed out and is the true father of Erik. Erik, injured at Max’s home, is hospitalized and recovers to return home with lover, artist, Allan Ferguson. Marion, Galenas best friend, daughter of Syracuse mob boss, and Galena will spend the rest of their lives together.
    This family drama, story of baby hate, sexual masochism, murder and eventual reconciliation takes the reader to
    3:00am. Max Anders, mob bookkeeper and his father, mob lawyer, are awakened by someone banging on their front door, and the sound of something heavy dropped on the veranda. Armed, with a twelve gauge shotgun, they cautiously investigate, and discover the mutilated body of a Federal agent, dumped on the front porch of their Victorian mansion in Chestnut Hill, Phildelphia. The government has subpoenaed Max to testify against Adamo Gattuccio, Philadelphia mafia boss. Gattuccio fears Max’s testimony will send him to prison and puts a hit out on Max which he forewarns by ordering a Federal agent’s body dumped on Max's porch. Later the same day, the following scene plays out in D.A. Kennedy's office where a strained conflict between Max, the D.A., and Federal Agency boss, Nick Xenos. To protect Max from the mafia hit, they kidnap him on the spot and sequester him in witness protection in upstate New York. There, fourteen-year-old Galena Baldwin falls insanely in love with Max. She’s intent on spending her life with him, and will stop at nothing to achieve her quest. Later, she is brutally raped in an alley behind a 1928 speakeasy where she expects to meet Max but instead, is surprised by the sax player, in Max’s band, Steve. Galena chooses not to reveal the rape to Max, and accusing him of getting her pregnant, blackmails him, threatening to report him to authorities for sexual child abuse. Max sees the possibility of ugly complications and marries her, saying, “For the sake of the child, I will marry you but forever despise you.”
    Mafia hit men continue to hunt for Max. Later, in 1947, he joins the Navy, is captured and interred in a POW camp in Northern Japan and released at the end of the war. Meanwhile, Galena wallows in her alcoholic near-death experiences in NY City. Son, Erik, who grows up gay, is drafted and sent to fight Korea. He becomes an officer and is wounded and sent to Japan where he later finds Max, living in Tokyo. He decides to punish Galena for the manner in which she treated Max and himself, as her son of a rape, and brings her to Tokyo for reconciliation. There, the Mafia catches up with Max and. Galena is robbed of her romantic reunion with him. When all the characters meet at Max’s home, they find him stabbed to death, depriving Galena of her romantic reunion with him, MARION, Galena’s lifelong friend exposes herself as a male who impregnated Galena while she was passed out and is the true father of Erik. Erik, injured at Max’s home, is hospitalized and recovers to return home with lover, artist, Allan Ferguson. Marion, Galenas best friend, daughter of Syracuse mob boss, and Galena will spend the rest of their lives together.
    This family drama, story of baby hate, sexual masochism, murder and eventual reconciliation takes the reader to the final shocking event.
  • “Check mate,” I say.
    “Max Anders, World champion,” Philadelphia mob boss Adamo Gattuccio says. “Do you think you’re that much better than me?”
    “It’s true, I’m certain of that.”
    Gattuccio is a seasoned chess player who hates losing. Tonight, something more bothers him, as if we’re in a bullring, he the bull pawing the ground, snorting, circling me, the Matador, anxious to escape.
    “Something wrong?” I say.
    “I’ve been going over the last six months bank deposites,” Gattuccio says. “My cash flow from protection payments is down by forty percent lately. You keep the books; handle my money. Explain the loss before I come up with my own conclusion as to what’s going on. I’d not like to have to hire a new bookkeeper.”
    “I record and deposit every cent your enforcers bring me.”
    A threatening smile comes to Gattuccio’s face. He pulls his gun from a body holster and turning it, counts the bullets in the chamber, and lays the weapon on the chessboard. 3:00am. Max Anders, mob bookkeeper and his father, mob lawyer, are awakened by someone banging on their front door, and the sound of something heavy dropped on the veranda. Armed, with a twelve gauge shotgun, they cautiously investigate, and discover the mutilated body of a Federal agent, dumped on the front porch of their Victorian mansion in Chestnut Hill, Phildelphia. The government has subpoenaed Max to testify against Adamo Gattuccio, Philadelphia mafia boss. Gattuccio fears Max’s testimony will send him to prison and puts a hit out on Max which he forewarns by ordering a Federal agent’s body dumped on Max's porch. Later the same day, the following scene plays out in D.A. Kennedy's office where a strained conflict between Max, the D.A., and Federal Agency boss, Nick Xenos. To protect Max from the mafia hit, they kidnap him on the spot and sequester him in witness protection in upstate New York. There, fourteen-year-old Galena Baldwin falls insanely in love with Max. She’s intent on spending her life with him, and will stop at nothing to achieve her quest. Later, she is brutally raped in an alley behind a 1928 speakeasy where she expects to meet Max but instead, is surprised by the sax player, in Max’s band, Steve. Galena chooses not to reveal the rape to Max, and accusing him of getting her pregnant, blackmails him, threatening to report him to authorities for sexual child abuse. Max sees the possibility of ugly complications and marries her, saying, “For the sake of the child, I will marry you but forever despise you.”
    Mafia hit men continue to hunt for Max. Later, in 1947, he joins the Navy, is captured and interred in a POW camp in Northern Japan and released at the end of the war. Meanwhile, Galena wallows in her alcoholic near-death experiences in NY City. Son, Erik, who grows up gay, is drafted and sent to fight Korea. He becomes an officer and is wounded and sent to Japan where he later finds Max, living in Tokyo. He decides to punish Galena for the manner in which she treated Max and himself, as her son of a rape, and brings her to Tokyo for reconciliation. There, the Mafia catches up with Max and. Galena is robbed of her romantic reunion with him. When all the characters meet at Max’s home, they find him stabbed to death, depriving Galena of her romantic reunion with him, MARION, Galena’s lifelong friend exposes herself as a male who impregnated Galena while she was passed out and is the true father of Erik. Erik, injured at Max’s home, is hospitalized and recovers to return home with lover, artist, Allan Ferguson. Marion, Galenas best friend, daughter of Syracuse mob boss, and Galena will spend the rest of their lives together.
    This family drama, story of baby hate, sexual masochism, murder and eventual reconciliation takes the reader to
    3:00am. Max Anders, mob bookkeeper and his father, mob lawyer, are awakened by someone banging on their front door, and the sound of something heavy dropped on the veranda. Armed, with a twelve gauge shotgun, they cautiously investigate, and discover the mutilated body of a Federal agent, dumped on the front porch of their Victorian mansion in Chestnut Hill, Phildelphia. The government has subpoenaed Max to testify against Adamo Gattuccio, Philadelphia mafia boss. Gattuccio fears Max’s testimony will send him to prison and puts a hit out on Max which he forewarns by ordering a Federal agent’s body dumped on Max's porch. Later the same day, the following scene plays out in D.A. Kennedy's office where a strained conflict between Max, the D.A., and Federal Agency boss, Nick Xenos. To protect Max from the mafia hit, they kidnap him on the spot and sequester him in witness protection in upstate New York. There, fourteen-year-old Galena Baldwin falls insanely in love with Max. She’s intent on spending her life with him, and will stop at nothing to achieve her quest. Later, she is brutally raped in an alley behind a 1928 speakeasy where she expects to meet Max but instead, is surprised by the sax player, in Max’s band, Steve. Galena chooses not to reveal the rape to Max, and accusing him of getting her pregnant, blackmails him, threatening to report him to authorities for sexual child abuse. Max sees the possibility of ugly complications and marries her, saying, “For the sake of the child, I will marry you but forever despise you.”
    Mafia hit men continue to hunt for Max. Later, in 1947, he joins the Navy, is captured and interred in a POW camp in Northern Japan and released at the end of the war. Meanwhile, Galena wallows in her alcoholic near-death experiences in NY City. Son, Erik, who grows up gay, is drafted and sent to fight Korea. He becomes an officer and is wounded and sent to Japan where he later finds Max, living in Tokyo. He decides to punish Galena for the manner in which she treated Max and himself, as her son of a rape, and brings her to Tokyo for reconciliation. There, the Mafia catches up with Max and. Galena is robbed of her romantic reunion with him. When all the characters meet at Max’s home, they find him stabbed to death, depriving Galena of her romantic reunion with him, MARION, Galena’s lifelong friend exposes herself as a male who impregnated Galena while she was passed out and is the true father of Erik. Erik, injured at Max’s home, is hospitalized and recovers to return home with lover, artist, Allan Ferguson. Marion, Galenas best friend, daughter of Syracuse mob boss, and Galena will spend the rest of their lives together.
    This family drama, story of baby hate, sexual masochism, murder and eventual reconciliation takes the reader to the final shocking event.
  • “Check mate,” I say.
    “Max Anders, World champion,” Philadelphia mob boss Adamo Gattuccio says. “Do you think you’re that much better than me?”
    “It’s true, I’m certain of that.”
    Gattuccio is a seasoned chess player who hates losing. Tonight, something more bothers him, as if we’re in a bullring, he the bull pawing the ground, snorting, circling me, the Matador, anxious to escape.
    “Something wrong?” I say.
    “I’ve been going over the last six months bank deposites,” Gattuccio says. “My cash flow from protection payments is down by forty percent lately. You keep the books; handle my money. Explain the loss before I come up with my own conclusion as to what’s going on. I’d not like to have to hire a new bookkeeper.”
    “I record and deposit every cent your enforcers bring me.”
    A threatening smile comes to Gattuccio’s face. He pulls his gun from a body holster and turning it, counts the bullets in the chamber, and lays the weapon on the chessboard. 3:00am. Max Anders, mob bookkeeper and his father, mob lawyer, are awakened by someone banging on their front door, and the sound of something heavy dropped on the veranda. Armed, with a twelve gauge shotgun, they cautiously investigate, and discover the mutilated body of a Federal agent, dumped on the front porch of their Victorian mansion in Chestnut Hill, Phildelphia. The government has subpoenaed Max to testify against Adamo Gattuccio, Philadelphia mafia boss. Gattuccio fears Max’s testimony will send him to prison and puts a hit out on Max which he forewarns by ordering a Federal agent’s body dumped on Max's porch. Later the same day, the following scene plays out in D.A. Kennedy's office where a strained conflict between Max, the D.A., and Federal Agency boss, Nick Xenos. To protect Max from the mafia hit, they kidnap him on the spot and sequester him in witness protection in upstate New York. There, fourteen-year-old Galena Baldwin falls insanely in love with Max. She’s intent on spending her life with him, and will stop at nothing to achieve her quest. Later, she is brutally raped in an alley behind a 1928 speakeasy where she expects to meet Max but instead, is surprised by the sax player, in Max’s band, Steve. Galena chooses not to reveal the rape to Max, and accusing him of getting her pregnant, blackmails him, threatening to report him to authorities for sexual child abuse. Max sees the possibility of ugly complications and marries her, saying, “For the sake of the child, I will marry you but forever despise you.”
    Mafia hit men continue to hunt for Max. Later, in 1947, he joins the Navy, is captured and interred in a POW camp in Northern Japan and released at the end of the war. Meanwhile, Galena wallows in her alcoholic near-death experiences in NY City. Son, Erik, who grows up gay, is drafted and sent to fight Korea. He becomes an officer and is wounded and sent to Japan where he later finds Max, living in Tokyo. He decides to punish Galena for the manner in which she treated Max and himself, as her son of a rape, and brings her to Tokyo for reconciliation. There, the Mafia catches up with Max and. Galena is robbed of her romantic reunion with him. When all the characters meet at Max’s home, they find him stabbed to death, depriving Galena of her romantic reunion with him, MARION, Galena’s lifelong friend exposes herself as a male who impregnated Galena while she was passed out and is the true father of Erik. Erik, injured at Max’s home, is hospitalized and recovers to return home with lover, artist, Allan Ferguson. Marion, Galenas best friend, daughter of Syracuse mob boss, and Galena will spend the rest of their lives together.
    This family drama, story of baby hate, sexual masochism, murder and eventual reconciliation takes the reader to
    3:00am. Max Anders, mob bookkeeper and his father, mob lawyer, are awakened by someone banging on their front door, and the sound of something heavy dropped on the veranda. Armed, with a twelve gauge shotgun, they cautiously investigate, and discover the mutilated body of a Federal agent, dumped on the front porch of their Victorian mansion in Chestnut Hill, Phildelphia. The government has subpoenaed Max to testify against Adamo Gattuccio, Philadelphia mafia boss. Gattuccio fears Max’s testimony will send him to prison and puts a hit out on Max which he forewarns by ordering a Federal agent’s body dumped on Max's porch. Later the same day, the following scene plays out in D.A. Kennedy's office where a strained conflict between Max, the D.A., and Federal Agency boss, Nick Xenos. To protect Max from the mafia hit, they kidnap him on the spot and sequester him in witness protection in upstate New York. There, fourteen-year-old Galena Baldwin falls insanely in love with Max. She’s intent on spending her life with him, and will stop at nothing to achieve her quest. Later, she is brutally raped in an alley behind a 1928 speakeasy where she expects to meet Max but instead, is surprised by the sax player, in Max’s band, Steve. Galena chooses not to reveal the rape to Max, and accusing him of getting her pregnant, blackmails him, threatening to report him to authorities for sexual child abuse. Max sees the possibility of ugly complications and marries her, saying, “For the sake of the child, I will marry you but forever despise you.”
    Mafia hit men continue to hunt for Max. Later, in 1947, he joins the Navy, is captured and interred in a POW camp in Northern Japan and released at the end of the war. Meanwhile, Galena wallows in her alcoholic near-death experiences in NY City. Son, Erik, who grows up gay, is drafted and sent to fight Korea. He becomes an officer and is wounded and sent to Japan where he later finds Max, living in Tokyo. He decides to punish Galena for the manner in which she treated Max and himself, as her son of a rape, and brings her to Tokyo for reconciliation. There, the Mafia catches up with Max and. Galena is robbed of her romantic reunion with him. When all the characters meet at Max’s home, they find him stabbed to death, depriving Galena of her romantic reunion with him, MARION, Galena’s lifelong friend exposes herself as a male who impregnated Galena while she was passed out and is the true father of Erik. Erik, injured at Max’s home, is hospitalized and recovers to return home with lover, artist, Allan Ferguson. Marion, Galenas best friend, daughter of Syracuse mob boss, and Galena will spend the rest of their lives together.
    This family drama, story of baby hate, sexual masochism, murder and eventual reconciliation takes the reader to the final shocking event.
  • “Check mate,” I say.
    “Max Anders, World champion,” Philadelphia mob boss Adamo Gattuccio says. “Do you think you’re that much better than me?”
    “It’s true, I’m certain of that.”
    Gattuccio is a seasoned chess player who hates losing. Tonight, something more bothers him, as if we’re in a bullring, he the bull pawing the ground, snorting, circling me, the Matador, anxious to escape.
    “Something wrong?” I say.
    “I’ve been going over the last six months bank deposites,” Gattuccio says. “My cash flow from protection payments is down by forty percent lately. You keep the books; handle my money. Explain the loss before I come up with my own conclusion as to what’s going on. I’d not like to have to hire a new bookkeeper.”
    “I record and deposit every cent your enforcers bring me.”
    A threatening smile comes to Gattuccio’s face. He pulls his gun from a body holster and turning it, counts the bullets in the chamber, and lays the weapon on the chessboard. 3:00am. Max Anders, mob bookkeeper and his father, mob lawyer, are awakened by someone banging on their front door, and the sound of something heavy dropped on the veranda. Armed, with a twelve gauge shotgun, they cautiously investigate, and discover the mutilated body of a Federal agent, dumped on the front porch of their Victorian mansion in Chestnut Hill, Phildelphia. The government has subpoenaed Max to testify against Adamo Gattuccio, Philadelphia mafia boss. Gattuccio fears Max’s testimony will send him to prison and puts a hit out on Max which he forewarns by ordering a Federal agent’s body dumped on Max's porch. Later the same day, the following scene plays out in D.A. Kennedy's office where a strained conflict between Max, the D.A., and Federal Agency boss, Nick Xenos. To protect Max from the mafia hit, they kidnap him on the spot and sequester him in witness protection in upstate New York. There, fourteen-year-old Galena Baldwin falls insanely in love with Max. She’s intent on spending her life with him, and will stop at nothing to achieve her quest. Later, she is brutally raped in an alley behind a 1928 speakeasy where she expects to meet Max but instead, is surprised by the sax player, in Max’s band, Steve. Galena chooses not to reveal the rape to Max, and accusing him of getting her pregnant, blackmails him, threatening to report him to authorities for sexual child abuse. Max sees the possibility of ugly complications and marries her, saying, “For the sake of the child, I will marry you but forever despise you.”
    Mafia hit men continue to hunt for Max. Later, in 1947, he joins the Navy, is captured and interred in a POW camp in Northern Japan and released at the end of the war. Meanwhile, Galena wallows in her alcoholic near-death experiences in NY City. Son, Erik, who grows up gay, is drafted and sent to fight Korea. He becomes an officer and is wounded and sent to Japan where he later finds Max, living in Tokyo. He decides to punish Galena for the manner in which she treated Max and himself, as her son of a rape, and brings her to Tokyo for reconciliation. There, the Mafia catches up with Max and. Galena is robbed of her romantic reunion with him. When all the characters meet at Max’s home, they find him stabbed to death, depriving Galena of her romantic reunion with him, MARION, Galena’s lifelong friend exposes herself as a male who impregnated Galena while she was passed out and is the true father of Erik. Erik, injured at Max’s home, is hospitalized and recovers to return home with lover, artist, Allan Ferguson. Marion, Galenas best friend, daughter of Syracuse mob boss, and Galena will spend the rest of their lives together.
    This family drama, story of baby hate, sexual masochism, murder and eventual reconciliation takes the reader to
    3:00am. Max Anders, mob bookkeeper and his father, mob lawyer, are awakened by someone banging on their front door, and the sound of something heavy dropped on the veranda. Armed, with a twelve gauge shotgun, they cautiously investigate, and discover the mutilated body of a Federal agent, dumped on the front porch of their Victorian mansion in Chestnut Hill, Phildelphia. The government has subpoenaed Max to testify against Adamo Gattuccio, Philadelphia mafia boss. Gattuccio fears Max’s testimony will send him to prison and puts a hit out on Max which he forewarns by ordering a Federal agent’s body dumped on Max's porch. Later the same day, the following scene plays out in D.A. Kennedy's office where a strained conflict between Max, the D.A., and Federal Agency boss, Nick Xenos. To protect Max from the mafia hit, they kidnap him on the spot and sequester him in witness protection in upstate New York. There, fourteen-year-old Galena Baldwin falls insanely in love with Max. She’s intent on spending her life with him, and will stop at nothing to achieve her quest. Later, she is brutally raped in an alley behind a 1928 speakeasy where she expects to meet Max but instead, is surprised by the sax player, in Max’s band, Steve. Galena chooses not to reveal the rape to Max, and accusing him of getting her pregnant, blackmails him, threatening to report him to authorities for sexual child abuse. Max sees the possibility of ugly complications and marries her, saying, “For the sake of the child, I will marry you but forever despise you.”
    Mafia hit men continue to hunt for Max. Later, in 1947, he joins the Navy, is captured and interred in a POW camp in Northern Japan and released at the end of the war. Meanwhile, Galena wallows in her alcoholic near-death experiences in NY City. Son, Erik, who grows up gay, is drafted and sent to fight Korea. He becomes an officer and is wounded and sent to Japan where he later finds Max, living in Tokyo. He decides to punish Galena for the manner in which she treated Max and himself, as her son of a rape, and brings her to Tokyo for reconciliation. There, the Mafia catches up with Max and. Galena is robbed of her romantic reunion with him. When all the characters meet at Max’s home, they find him stabbed to death, depriving Galena of her romantic reunion with him, MARION, Galena’s lifelong friend exposes herself as a male who impregnated Galena while she was passed out and is the true father of Erik. Erik, injured at Max’s home, is hospitalized and recovers to return home with lover, artist, Allan Ferguson. Marion, Galenas best friend, daughter of Syracuse mob boss, and Galena will spend the rest of their lives together.
    This family drama, story of baby hate, sexual masochism, murder and eventual reconciliation takes the reader to the final shocking event.
  • “Check mate,” I say.
    “Max Anders, World champion,” Philadelphia mob boss Adamo Gattuccio says. “Do you think you’re that much better than me?”
    “It’s true, I’m certain of that.”
    Gattuccio is a seasoned chess player who hates losing. Tonight, something more bothers him, as if we’re in a bullring, he the bull pawing the ground, snorting, circling me, the Matador, anxious to escape.
    “Something wrong?” I say.
    “I’ve been going over the last six months bank deposites,” Gattuccio says. “My cash flow from protection payments is down by forty percent lately. You keep the books; handle my money. Explain the loss before I come up with my own conclusion as to what’s going on. I’d not like to have to hire a new bookkeeper.”
    “I record and deposit every cent your enforcers bring me.”
    A threatening smile comes to Gattuccio’s face. He pulls his gun from a body holster and turning it, counts the bullets in the chamber, and lays the weapon on the chessboard. 3:00am. Max Anders, mob bookkeeper and his father, mob lawyer, are awakened by someone banging on their front door, and the sound of something heavy dropped on the veranda. Armed, with a twelve gauge shotgun, they cautiously investigate, and discover the mutilated body of a Federal agent, dumped on the front porch of their Victorian mansion in Chestnut Hill, Phildelphia. The government has subpoenaed Max to testify against Adamo Gattuccio, Philadelphia mafia boss. Gattuccio fears Max’s testimony will send him to prison and puts a hit out on Max which he forewarns by ordering a Federal agent’s body dumped on Max's porch. Later the same day, the following scene plays out in D.A. Kennedy's office where a strained conflict between Max, the D.A., and Federal Agency boss, Nick Xenos. To protect Max from the mafia hit, they kidnap him on the spot and sequester him in witness protection in upstate New York. There, fourteen-year-old Galena Baldwin falls insanely in love with Max. She’s intent on spending her life with him, and will stop at nothing to achieve her quest. Later, she is brutally raped in an alley behind a 1928 speakeasy where she expects to meet Max but instead, is surprised by the sax player, in Max’s band, Steve. Galena chooses not to reveal the rape to Max, and accusing him of getting her pregnant, blackmails him, threatening to report him to authorities for sexual child abuse. Max sees the possibility of ugly complications and marries her, saying, “For the sake of the child, I will marry you but forever despise you.”
    Mafia hit men continue to hunt for Max. Later, in 1947, he joins the Navy, is captured and interred in a POW camp in Northern Japan and released at the end of the war. Meanwhile, Galena wallows in her alcoholic near-death experiences in NY City. Son, Erik, who grows up gay, is drafted and sent to fight Korea. He becomes an officer and is wounded and sent to Japan where he later finds Max, living in Tokyo. He decides to punish Galena for the manner in which she treated Max and himself, as her son of a rape, and brings her to Tokyo for reconciliation. There, the Mafia catches up with Max and. Galena is robbed of her romantic reunion with him. When all the characters meet at Max’s home, they find him stabbed to death, depriving Galena of her romantic reunion with him, MARION, Galena’s lifelong friend exposes herself as a male who impregnated Galena while she was passed out and is the true father of Erik. Erik, injured at Max’s home, is hospitalized and recovers to return home with lover, artist, Allan Ferguson. Marion, Galenas best friend, daughter of Syracuse mob boss, and Galena will spend the rest of their lives together.
    This family drama, story of baby hate, sexual masochism, murder and eventual reconciliation takes the reader to
    3:00am. Max Anders, mob bookkeeper and his father, mob lawyer, are awakened by someone banging on their front door, and the sound of something heavy dropped on the veranda. Armed, with a twelve gauge shotgun, they cautiously investigate, and discover the mutilated body of a Federal agent, dumped on the front porch of their Victorian mansion in Chestnut Hill, Phildelphia. The government has subpoenaed Max to testify against Adamo Gattuccio, Philadelphia mafia boss. Gattuccio fears Max’s testimony will send him to prison and puts a hit out on Max which he forewarns by ordering a Federal agent’s body dumped on Max's porch. Later the same day, the following scene plays out in D.A. Kennedy's office where a strained conflict between Max, the D.A., and Federal Agency boss, Nick Xenos. To protect Max from the mafia hit, they kidnap him on the spot and sequester him in witness protection in upstate New York. There, fourteen-year-old Galena Baldwin falls insanely in love with Max. She’s intent on spending her life with him, and will stop at nothing to achieve her quest. Later, she is brutally raped in an alley behind a 1928 speakeasy where she expects to meet Max but instead, is surprised by the sax player, in Max’s band, Steve. Galena chooses not to reveal the rape to Max, and accusing him of getting her pregnant, blackmails him, threatening to report him to authorities for sexual child abuse. Max sees the possibility of ugly complications and marries her, saying, “For the sake of the child, I will marry you but forever despise you.”
    Mafia hit men continue to hunt for Max. Later, in 1947, he joins the Navy, is captured and interred in a POW camp in Northern Japan and released at the end of the war. Meanwhile, Galena wallows in her alcoholic near-death experiences in NY City. Son, Erik, who grows up gay, is drafted and sent to fight Korea. He becomes an officer and is wounded and sent to Japan where he later finds Max, living in Tokyo. He decides to punish Galena for the manner in which she treated Max and himself, as her son of a rape, and brings her to Tokyo for reconciliation. There, the Mafia catches up with Max and. Galena is robbed of her romantic reunion with him. When all the characters meet at Max’s home, they find him stabbed to death, depriving Galena of her romantic reunion with him, MARION, Galena’s lifelong friend exposes herself as a male who impregnated Galena while she was passed out and is the true father of Erik. Erik, injured at Max’s home, is hospitalized and recovers to return home with lover, artist, Allan Ferguson. Marion, Galenas best friend, daughter of Syracuse mob boss, and Galena will spend the rest of their lives together.
    This family drama, story of baby hate, sexual masochism, murder and eventual reconciliation takes the reader to the final shocking event.
  • “Check mate,” I say.
    “Max Anders, World champion,” Philadelphia mob boss Adamo Gattuccio says. “Do you think you’re that much better than me?”
    “It’s true, I’m certain of that.”
    Gattuccio is a seasoned chess player who hates losing. Tonight, something more bothers him, as if we’re in a bullring, he the bull pawing the ground, snorting, circling me, the Matador, anxious to escape.
    “Something wrong?” I say.
    “I’ve been going over the last six months bank deposites,” Gattuccio says. “My cash flow from protection payments is down by forty percent lately. You keep the books; handle my money. Explain the loss before I come up with my own conclusion as to what’s going on. I’d not like to have to hire a new bookkeeper.”
    “I record and deposit every cent your enforcers bring me.”
    A threatening smile comes to Gattuccio’s face. He pulls his gun from a body holster and turning it, counts the bullets in the chamber, and lays the weapon on the chessboard. 3:00am. Max Anders, mob bookkeeper and his father, mob lawyer, are awakened by someone banging on their front door, and the sound of something heavy dropped on the veranda. Armed, with a twelve gauge shotgun, they cautiously investigate, and discover the mutilated body of a Federal agent, dumped on the front porch of their Victorian mansion in Chestnut Hill, Phildelphia. The government has subpoenaed Max to testify against Adamo Gattuccio, Philadelphia mafia boss. Gattuccio fears Max’s testimony will send him to prison and puts a hit out on Max which he forewarns by ordering a Federal agent’s body dumped on Max's porch. Later the same day, the following scene plays out in D.A. Kennedy's office where a strained conflict between Max, the D.A., and Federal Agency boss, Nick Xenos. To protect Max from the mafia hit, they kidnap him on the spot and sequester him in witness protection in upstate New York. There, fourteen-year-old Galena Baldwin falls insanely in love with Max. She’s intent on spending her life with him, and will stop at nothing to achieve her quest. Later, she is brutally raped in an alley behind a 1928 speakeasy where she expects to meet Max but instead, is surprised by the sax player, in Max’s band, Steve. Galena chooses not to reveal the rape to Max, and accusing him of getting her pregnant, blackmails him, threatening to report him to authorities for sexual child abuse. Max sees the possibility of ugly complications and marries her, saying, “For the sake of the child, I will marry you but forever despise you.”
    Mafia hit men continue to hunt for Max. Later, in 1947, he joins the Navy, is captured and interred in a POW camp in Northern Japan and released at the end of the war. Meanwhile, Galena wallows in her alcoholic near-death experiences in NY City. Son, Erik, who grows up gay, is drafted and sent to fight Korea. He becomes an officer and is wounded and sent to Japan where he later finds Max, living in Tokyo. He decides to punish Galena for the manner in which she treated Max and himself, as her son of a rape, and brings her to Tokyo for reconciliation. There, the Mafia catches up with Max and. Galena is robbed of her romantic reunion with him. When all the characters meet at Max’s home, they find him stabbed to death, depriving Galena of her romantic reunion with him, MARION, Galena’s lifelong friend exposes herself as a male who impregnated Galena while she was passed out and is the true father of Erik. Erik, injured at Max’s home, is hospitalized and recovers to return home with lover, artist, Allan Ferguson. Marion, Galenas best friend, daughter of Syracuse mob boss, and Galena will spend the rest of their lives together.
    This family drama, story of baby hate, sexual masochism, murder and eventual reconciliation takes the reader to
    3:00am. Max Anders, mob bookkeeper and his father, mob lawyer, are awakened by someone banging on their front door, and the sound of something heavy dropped on the veranda. Armed, with a twelve gauge shotgun, they cautiously investigate, and discover the mutilated body of a Federal agent, dumped on the front porch of their Victorian mansion in Chestnut Hill, Phildelphia. The government has subpoenaed Max to testify against Adamo Gattuccio, Philadelphia mafia boss. Gattuccio fears Max’s testimony will send him to prison and puts a hit out on Max which he forewarns by ordering a Federal agent’s body dumped on Max's porch. Later the same day, the following scene plays out in D.A. Kennedy's office where a strained conflict between Max, the D.A., and Federal Agency boss, Nick Xenos. To protect Max from the mafia hit, they kidnap him on the spot and sequester him in witness protection in upstate New York. There, fourteen-year-old Galena Baldwin falls insanely in love with Max. She’s intent on spending her life with him, and will stop at nothing to achieve her quest. Later, she is brutally raped in an alley behind a 1928 speakeasy where she expects to meet Max but instead, is surprised by the sax player, in Max’s band, Steve. Galena chooses not to reveal the rape to Max, and accusing him of getting her pregnant, blackmails him, threatening to report him to authorities for sexual child abuse. Max sees the possibility of ugly complications and marries her, saying, “For the sake of the child, I will marry you but forever despise you.”
    Mafia hit men continue to hunt for Max. Later, in 1947, he joins the Navy, is captured and interred in a POW camp in Northern Japan and released at the end of the war. Meanwhile, Galena wallows in her alcoholic near-death experiences in NY City. Son, Erik, who grows up gay, is drafted and sent to fight Korea. He becomes an officer and is wounded and sent to Japan where he later finds Max, living in Tokyo. He decides to punish Galena for the manner in which she treated Max and himself, as her son of a rape, and brings her to Tokyo for reconciliation. There, the Mafia catches up with Max and. Galena is robbed of her romantic reunion with him. When all the characters meet at Max’s home, they find him stabbed to death, depriving Galena of her romantic reunion with him, MARION, Galena’s lifelong friend exposes herself as a male who impregnated Galena while she was passed out and is the true father of Erik. Erik, injured at Max’s home, is hospitalized and recovers to return home with lover, artist, Allan Ferguson. Marion, Galenas best friend, daughter of Syracuse mob boss, and Galena will spend the rest of their lives together.
    This family drama, story of baby hate, sexual masochism, murder and eventual reconciliation takes the reader to the final shocking event.
  • Max Anders, mob bookkeeper and his lawyer father discover the mutilated body of a Federal agent, dumped on the front porch at 3:00am. The government has subpoenaedo Max to testify against Adamo Gattuccio, Philadelphia crime family boss. Gattuccio fears Max’s testimony will send him to prison and puts a hit out on him. Max is sequestered to witness protection in Syracuse where he meets Galena who falls in love with him. Later, she is raped in an alley behind a 1928 speakeasy. Will Max be able to overcome her threats to blackmailing him into marriage?