Contract Pending by Al Marsiglia

A crime thriller novel

Contract pending

If you liked The Sopranos and Goodfellas, you'll love Contract Pending
The Story Grabs You By the throat and doesn't let go until the last page.

A young Mafioso finds himself on the run for his life when his partner steals the mob boss' money.

Frankie Fiore, son of a Brooklyn shoemaker is recruited by the local mob boss, Jimmy Provitera, to help henchman Biff Rollo enforce delinquent collections, He is a quick learner and Jimmy is very happy with him. That is, until Frankie becomes involved in the loss of a very large sum of collection money. Jimmy is furious and Frankie takes it on the lam to Dunnville, North Carolina,

Genre: FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General

Secondary Genre: FICTION / General

Language: English


Word Count: 39,810

Sales info:

Contract Pending was published January 13, 2014.

The ranking on amazon is 48.

Sales are slow but begining to accelerate. The book has 10 -  5 star reviews.

Sample text:

Frankie checks himself in the reflection of the blacked-out window of the club. He slicks back an unruly lock of his thick black hair, tucks in his shirt and opens the door.

Coming in from the bright sunlight, it takes a moment for his eyes to adjust to the dim interior. His first clear vision is of Jimmy sitting alone at the round card table, drink in hand. He is momentarily jolted as he notices the bloody mess on the table and floor surrounding him.

"Jimmy?... It's me, Frankie Fiore," he says.

Jimmy shades his eyes from the strong sunlight streaming in as Frankie shuts the door.

"Oh yeah, Frankie - Come on in. Sit down," Jimmy says.

Frankie hesitates. "Is this a bad time?" he asks.

Jimmy, realizing Frankie's concern, replies, "What?... Oh no... one of my guys... Max, just had a bloody nose. They took him in the bathroom to clean him up, he'll be OK."

"Ahh," Frankie says, trying to disguise the doubt in his voice.

Jimmy says, "What can I do for you, kid?"

Frankie is taken aback. "I-I thought...I thought you asked me to come see you this afternoon."

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